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Then Versus Now

Then Versus Now

Growing up in Columbia County back in the early 1980s was a much different experience than you find today. The growth, of course, is easy to see. Back then, there were only two high schools (with split sessions) versus the five today. Washington Road was a two-lane road with only a single stop light between […]

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 […]