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Live CD for Remote Incident Handling

Published: 2010-06-25
Last Updated: 2010-06-25 17:55:32 UTC
by Joel Esler (Version: 2)
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This paper was written by Bert Hayes.  Bert Hayes is a security professional at the University of Texas.  When Bert originally wrote this paper, he submitted it to me for the SANS Gold process, and I helped push the paper in the right direction, however, while it was an excellent paper and well written, it didn't really meet the criteria we were looking for.  

However, I thought "Wow, what a great idea, what a great paper.  I am sure a lot of organizations will benefit from this."

Of course Bert nor the Internet Storm Center can be held liable for any damage you to do a computer while using this, (just to get that disclaimer out of the way), and it's recommended that if you are going to use the contents of the computer you are doing the investigation on for a prosecution, don't use this.  (Changing the state of the data on the drive during a forensic investigation is generally frowned upon.)

But, as I said, this is a great paper and you should definitely download it and give it a read.

Enjoy

-- Joel Esler | http://blog.joelesler.net | http://twitter.com/joelesler

 

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Thunderbird 3.1 available for download!

Published: 2010-06-25
Last Updated: 2010-06-25 17:40:15 UTC
by Joel Esler (Version: 1)
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According to Mozilla, the following updates are in Thunderbird 3.1:

  •   New Quick Filter toolbar
  •   New Migration Assistant
  •   Saved Files Manager
  •   Several fixes to improve upgrading from Thunderbird 2
  •   Several design improvements and corrections to the interface
  •   Stability, memory, and password handling improvements

So if you use Thunderbird, start your upgrade engine now.  Available here.  Or if you wan the local language version for our Non-English speaking customers: here.

-- Joel Esler | http://blog.joelesler.net | http://twitter.com/joelesler

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The Great "Flash Stock Crash" of May 2010

Published: 2010-06-25
Last Updated: 2010-06-25 17:37:00 UTC
by Joel Esler (Version: 1)
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Otto sent this article into us, and while it's not generally security related, I do feel as if it's interesting to the readers and it does relate to computers and automation in general.  

Remember when the stock market (DJIA) took a dip on May 6th, 2010?  Lost about 600 points?  Here is a very interesting write up of the crash with charts:

http://www.nanex.net/20100506/FlashCrashAnalysis_Intro.html

There is also a "Complete Text" link on the page where you can read the full write up.  Interesting stuff.

-- Joel Esler | http://blog.joelesler.net | http://twitter.com/joelesler

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