Articles from 2015

Traffic Generators

These tools will generate traffic and transmit it, retransmit traffic from a capture file, perhaps with changes, or permit you to edit traffic in a capture file and retransmit it. • Bit-Twist includes bittwist, to retransmit traffic from a capture file, and bittwiste, to edit a capture file and write

WMI on Linux

WMI is a great way to query Windows systems without being so intrusive. As of late, I have been dealing with it more and more. Typically, I use a Windows system to query another Windows system but the lack of speed inherit to the Windows OS always has me searching

ELK, the free alternative to Splunk

Installation of ELK is not too bad. There are a few guides online that walk through the processes but you will be hard pressed to find one to covers it all the way through. Some great links to help with this endeavor are: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-elasticsearch-logstash-and-kibana-4-on-ubuntu-14-04 https://www.ddreier.com/setting-up-elasticsearch-kibana-and-logstash/ http://www.networkassassin.com/elk-stack-for-network-operations-reloaded/ https://www.elastic.co For those who

Bare Monkey (Volatility)

I’ve been working on Bare Monkey for a few months now. Bare Monkey inputs a Windows memory capture and runs it against all Volatility plugins and outputs them to a text file. Afterwards, it deletes the generated files that are empty and then compresses the files left. It also creates

Splunk vs. ELK Stack

When conversing about log collection and correlation on an Enterprise level, Splunk usually always comes up in the conversation. While I am an avid Splunk fan, outside of the free version, it can be a little expensive. ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana) is very comparable to Splunk, in my opinion.

Collaboration with Elog

Elog is a great program used for collaboration in a LAN or WAN environment. Its very simple to use and easily customizable. This program is ideal for sharing notes or analyzing data and ensuring everyone else knows what is going on. There is an email function as well and the