Intrusion Detection is ability of a system to analyze different parameters on a computer system to determine if a system is compromised or not.

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SonicWall NSA2400 after firmware upgrade to 5.9 - not able to log some intrusion prevention/detection statements

After upgrading firmware to 5.9 version I'm not able to log intrusion prevention/detection for statements like PHP CGI Argument Injection, Remote Command Execution, Remote File Inclusion, WEB-ATTACKS, ...
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What particularly tools are useful for IDS for a beginner-junior server admin?

I am trying to make sure that I have some intrusion detection tools in place but I'm only a beginner admin and also standing in pending the time a proper admin comes in. I was reading up on IDS and ...
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Event log with thousands of Audit Success events regarding cryptography

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard running IIS web apps, today the websites were operating fine however when I tried to use Teamviewer on it, it was extremely slow and was losing connection all ...
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Simple application level file integrity monitoring & Intrusion detection (IDS)

We've been searching for a simple file integrity monitoring solution on CentOS/Linux that will work on the application level. We are not looking for OS/network level IDS as OSSEC and the others do a ...
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How to detect my server is used as a port scanner? [duplicate]

My Web Server is running Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS with all security updates installed. It is used as a Web Proxy server that handles incoming requests on HTTP/80 HTTPS/443 but also retrieves web content ...
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Amazon EC2 NetworkOutMetrics alarm causes?

After switching my instance to m3.xlarge, I noticed this spike in network traffic (both in and out (NetworkOut >= 2.0E7 for 5 minutes)). I was running Wireshark just to monitor traffic at this time, ...
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Single file changed: intrusion or corruption?

rkhunter reported a single file change on a virtual server (netstat binary). It didn't report any other warning. The change was not the result of a package upgrade (I reinstalled it and the checksum ...
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breach in my machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My server’s been hacked EMERGENCY Suddenly, ssh claims that the key on my server is changed. Even freenx doesn't accept my connections no more because of the changed ...
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Remote hosts accessing AD's registry

I have a situation here. I have an intrusion detection system and it constantly alerts me that a remote host is accessing our AD's registry remotely. Our remote hosts are mainly Windows XP and our ...
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AIDE - How to exclude whole folders?

I've recently installed AIDE on a server of mine after having a run in with hackers a week or so ago. There doesn't appear to be much documentation around for AIDE, especially on their website. I've ...
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OSSEC not sending ip block notification

In OSSEC, there is an active response script, which blocks/un-block the IP address of an intruder. i have made some modifications in the script to send an email notification using /bin/mail command, ...
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Is it normal for AD authentication to generate a lot of ICMP traffic?

is it normal for AD authentication between a workstation and AD server to generate a lot of ICMP traffic? I have a network intrusion prevention in place that is constantly detecting huge amount of ...
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aide --init show lots of errors

I have a brand new centos 6.2 server. The first thing I did is yum -y install aide and then next I did aide --init. Below is a whole lot of errors I got.What does it means must I reinstall it? Or ...
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How can I find out what user from a specified IP is doing with my server?

Yesterday night around 2:00, I occasionally try out a snippet: netstat -ntu | tail -n +3|awk '{ print $5}' | cut -d : -f 1 | sort | uniq -c| sort -n -r | head -n 5 Then it turns out one IP is having ...
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Removing new fingerprint detection message from nmap

I run a nmap scan of my hosts daily to check for open ports. sudo nmap -f -sS -sV --log-errors -append-output -p1-9999 host.com But along with the output I get a long list of fingerprint ...
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what tool searches for /w00tw00t.at.ISC.SANS.DFind:)?

In my web server logs I get a lot of these: [error] [client x.x.x.x] client sent HTTP/1.1 request without hostname (see RFC2616 section 14.23): /w00tw00t.at.ISC.SANS.DFind:) I know it's just a failed ...
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Using a UTM with a Link Aggregrator

I consider changing my office's internet access infrastructure to multilpe ADSL lines aggregated with a link aggregator (Peplink B710). I plan to place my existing UTM (FortiGate-100A) after the ...
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Asterisk Intrusion Prevention

Let me start of by saying that I'm a noob, and what I've figured out so far has only been by stumbling my way through it. I have Googled around and the solution may be out there already, but it was ...
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What response should be made to a continued web-app crack attempt?

I've issues with a continuous, concerted cracking attempt on a website (coded in php). The main problem is sql-injection attempts, running on a Debian server. A secondary effect of the problem is ...
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Strange entry in Apache log

in my previous post I got something weird in Apache log. Again, I found something strange, but what freaks me out is the response code. It's not 501 anymore, but 200. What do you say? Should I enable ...
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last night, my server was doing something intensive with the hard drive

I have an ubuntu server running in my bedroom. It's connected to the internet. Last night, at 5am, it was doing some intensive i/o with the hard drive (I heard it) for like 20 minutes. I don't have ...
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Have I Just Been Hacked? (Intrusion Alert, Known Hacker's Email is Marked as Recipient for an Email in Thunderbird) [closed]

I'm a product creator, and in attempt to track and stem my losses from piracy, I occasionally visit a bulletin board dedicated to piracy and piracy-for-profit; my products are regularly pirated and ...
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Are random packets normal?

About a month ago on one of my servers I started receiving random packets from IPs all over the world. So I did the smart thing and stopped putting off installing an IDS. This IDS is a ClearOS Gateway ...
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How Does Cisco IPS Work?

How does it work? Does it typically have predefined patterns of trusted or malicious activity? Is it actually a category of firewall techniques? I am more curious about Cisco than I am about other ...
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IIS - Script for repeated hacks on a website

I currently have a site that is armored by ELMAH as its reporting mechanism. Each time someone hits a URL that is incorrect it notifies me or logs to the system. This is annoying for someone ...
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How to find security-leak after a skynet intrusion?

Some days ago, the server of a friend had an intrusion. The attack installed a new SSH daemon that let any valid account in, without providing a valid password. After login, each account automatically ...
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Intrusion detection

I've got a security project regarding the intrusion detection and prevention. I've been googling about it but didn't land up on something substantial. I'm supposed to submit an abstract as of now, I'd ...
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Why is my port 25 so active?

Using netstat -na I notice that I have a lot of connections like tcp 0 0 XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:25 YYY.YYY.YYY.YYY:13933 ESTABLISHED tcp 0 0 XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:25 ...
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Windows: Audit/View logins from remote networks?

i want to audit remote connection attempts to a Windows 2003 Server. i've changed the group policy to show logon successes and failures: >gpedit.msc Local Computer Policy Computer ...
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AWS EC2: How to determine whether my EC2/scalr AMI was hacked? What to do to secure it?

(See update below) I received notification from Amazon that my instance tried to hack another server. there was no additional information besides log dump: Original report: Destination IPs: ...
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Comparison of Firewall, Intrusion Prevention, Detection and Antivirus Technologies in Organizational Network Architecture

in these days i'm reading about intrusion prevention/detection systems.When reading i really confused in some points. First, the firewall and antivirus technologies are known terms for years, however ...
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Can snort output an alert for a portscan (sfPortscan) to syslog?

I've been working on this for too long now. I'm sure the answer should be obvious, but... Snort manual: http://www.snort.org/assets/125/snort_manual-2_8_5_1.pdf lists two logging outputs on pg 39 (pg ...
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How to configure sensor rules in OSSIM

we've recently moved our NIDS installation from StrataGuard to the new OSSIM 2.1 release to take advantage of the additional features (Nagios, ntop, Nessus/OpenVas, etc.) it provides in addition to ...
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What are some of the commonly used rule actions in snort other than the defaults?

I'm writing a strict snort rule parser and I would like to accommodate snort rules from popular plugins. The documentation specifies that any action/type is possible because they can be defined by ...
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Utility to notify when website files are changed

Does any one know of a (preferably free) windows utility that recursively hashes all the files in a directory tree every x minutes and sends a notification if any files have changed. I want to have a ...
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OSSIM In Production Environment

I am trying to get some real-world feedback on OSSIM. Are you using OSSIM in production? If so, what has your overall experiance been? How many nodes are in your enviroment? Finally, what kind ...
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What is the best strategy for detecting database intrusions?

Filesystem intrusions can be detecting using tools such as Snort but it is more difficult to detect intrusions into a database, such as deletion of rows, modification of tables, etc. What is the best ...