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The Life of Botnet Virus

The Life of Botnet Virus

Hello. Are you there? Hello. This is… hold on… what’s my MAC? Yes, this is ZeuS971741. Are you there? Hello. This is ZeuS971741 trying to check in. Is anyone out there? Please respond. Ah, the heck with this. I’ve tried all the different IPs. No one is going to respond. Command and control is down. […]

A Week of Security Onion

A Week of Security Onion

The first indication of a problem occurred at 8:27 a.m. My shift partner, Sarah, and I had just arrived at our stations when the IDS alert popped up on the SGUIL dashboard. SNORT detected network traffic that indicated the possible existence of a JAVA exploit on the network. A few seconds later, another alert indicated […]

The Real Story of Net Neutrality 

The Real Story of Net Neutrality 

It took a while, but I finally get it. Net neutrality was never about protecting the little guy. We all pretty much knew that going in. After all, the recent push for net neutrality originated from a play of crony capitalism by Netflix. (“Please, Mr. Government, protect us from those evil people at Comcast!”) Now […]