SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Blog: Author - Ira Victor

A blackeye for Download.com? Nmap developer Fyodor says site mixes malware with infosec software

NMAP is one of the best-known open source security tools. NMAP helps in the discovery of hosts and devices on a network. It was created over 14 years ago by Gordon "Fyodor" Lyon. NMAP is a part of the curriculum of many SANS courses. Yesterday, many in the open source community were shocked by this … Continue reading A blackeye for Download.com? Nmap developer Fyodor says site mixes malware with infosec software


Digital Forensics Case Leads: PFIC 2011 Report, DNS forensics, Massive Flaws in Amazon EC2?

The Paraben Forensics Innovator's Conference was held last week in Park City, Utah. Your SANS Digital Forensic blogger attended the event, along with over 300 fellow, forensicators and lawyers. With information security events like BlackHat, and DefCon drawing thousands, this is yet another small event that has many advantages over the larger conferences. At these … Continue reading Digital Forensics Case Leads: PFIC 2011 Report, DNS forensics, Massive Flaws in Amazon EC2?


High Tech Crime Investigators Conference 2011 Report, Anonymous Promises Retaliation, DigiNotar Dies

The 25th High Technology Investigators Conference was held last week near Palm Springs California last week. Your SANS Forensic blogger attended the event, along with over 500 fellow lethal, and aspiring lethal, forensicators. Information security events like BlackHat, DefCon and RSA drawing thousands. It's more difficult to really get to know one's colleagues at those … Continue reading High Tech Crime Investigators Conference 2011 Report, Anonymous Promises Retaliation, DigiNotar Dies


UPDATED DigiNotarSSL Incident Response Report: No Logging, Weak Password, No Protected Network

On Monday evening, as the host of CyberJungleRadio, I received a copy of the then just published report that appears to be from the security firm Fox-IT, the company hired by DigiNotar to investigate the massive SSL breach. On page nine of the thirteen page report, a shocking series of security omissions are revealed: No … Continue reading UPDATED DigiNotarSSL Incident Response Report: No Logging, Weak Password, No Protected Network


Digital Forensics Case Leads: Viva Las Vegas Forensics at BlackHat, SecurityBSidesLV, and DefCon

The 103 degree heat hits you in the face like a baseball bat. Some people say that 103 degrees (in the shade) is "no big deal", because, as they continue, "it's a dry heat." Yea, well, my oven is a dry heat, and I don't stick my head in it. But that is exactly the … Continue reading Digital Forensics Case Leads: Viva Las Vegas Forensics at BlackHat, SecurityBSidesLV, and DefCon