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2015 Honeynet Project Annual Workshop – Stavanger, Norway – Save the date!

Sep 07 2014

How to install Perl DBD on Mac OS X Mavericks with MAMP Stack

Today I decided to work on Honeyd-Viz a bit which I feel I have abandoned the last year. In order to do so, I needed to have a sample database to play with. As you know, you can create a MySQL database with entries from Honeyd’s honeyd.log file using the Honeyd2MySQL script. Honeyd2MySQL uses Perl’s DBI::DBD module …

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Jul 25 2014

How to stop Logstash from auto-starting on boot

If you have installed Logstash from the deb package like me, you will notice that both logstash (agent) and logstash-web start themselves on boot under the logstash user. The usual removal/disabling via update-rc.d doesn’t work in this case. To stop both of them from auto-starting you’ll have to edit the files located at: /etc/init/logstash.conf and /etc/init/logstash-web.conf. …

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Jul 15 2014

Honeypots workshop at BSidesLV 2014!

I am very happy to announce that a honeypots workshop will take place during BSides Las Vegas this year! BSides is a fantastic community driven InfoSec convention and Las Vegas is the best place to be in August! The workshop is titled “You Hack, We Capture: Attack Analysis with Honeypots“, lasts half a day (4 hours) and …

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Mar 12 2014

Bypassing “clang: error: unknown argument”

Note: I originally wrote the blog post while installing mitmproxy on OS X Mavericks, but it is relevant to the “unknown argument” error in general, so keep reading. Having a Mac laptop is like going on a journey every single day… My latest issue happened today while trying to install mitmproxy. Python’s pip was exiting …

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Mar 07 2014

Using KeePass on Mac OS X

If you want to run KeePass in Mac OS X like me, you can do it with Mono (described here for example, and also mentioned in the program’s downloads page) but I find it buggy (random exceptions, crashes, etc that can ruin unsaved work). Instead, you can try using KeePassX. KeePassX is actually an old project, …

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Jan 21 2014

Make apt-get use IPv4 instead of IPv6

It seems that Ubuntu/Debian (or perhaps other distros as well) prefer IPv6 DNS records instead of IPv4 when applicable and some times this results in loss of connectivity or similar problems. I ran into this issue today while trying to update an old VPS with apt-get/aptitude. Specifically, security.ubuntu.com was being resolved in an unreachable IPv6 …

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