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Aug 30 2017

IPFS, CoinList, and the Filecoin ICO with Juan Benet and Dalton Caldwell

Mar 19 2017

New domain

The website has been moved to a new domain: bruteforcelab.com. The old international TLD has served me well during the last years, but it’s time to move to a proper .com one. SSL will be added soon! Edit: done!

Feb 24 2017

Open Analysis Live: IDA Pro Malware Analysis Tips

Nov 27 2016

BSides Lisbon 2016 – MTLS in a Microservices World by Diogo Mónica

Jul 21 2016

Honeypots workshop at Defcon 24

I am very happy to announce that a honeypots workshop will take place during DEFCON 24 in Las Vegas.

The workshop is titled “Analyzing Internet Attacks with Honeypots“, lasts half a day (4 hours) and will be presented by me.

It takes place on Friday the 5th of August, from 2PM to 6PM at Las Vegas Ballroom 3.

Registration instructions: https://www.defcon.org/html/defcon-24/dc-24-workshops.html

Here is the workshop’s description:

In the field of computer security, honeypots are systems aimed at deceiving malicious users or software that launch attacks against the servers and network infrastructure of various organizations. They can be deployed as protection mechanisms for an organization’s real systems, or as research units to study and analyze the methods employed by human hackers or malware. In this workshop we will outline the operation of two research honeypots, by manual deployment and testing in real time. A honeypot system will undertake the role of a web trap for attackers who target the SSH service in order to gain illegal server access. Another one will undertake the role of a malware collector, usually deployed by malware analysts and anti-virus companies to gather and securely store malicious binary samples. We will also talk about post-capturing activities and further analysis techniques. As an example, we will see how to index all the captured information in a search engine like Elasticsearch and then utilize ElastAlert, an easy to use framework to setup meaningful alerting. Lastly, visualization tools will be presented for the aforementioned systems, plus a honeypot bundle Linux distribution that contains pre-configured versions of the above tools and much more related utilities, which can make the deployment of honeypots in small or large networks an easy task.

See you in Vegas!

Apr 06 2016

Here’s What Happens When an 18 Year Old Buys a Mainframe