Monthly Archives: October 2014

Help Fight for The Future defend the Internet!

FFTF’s Net neutrality campaign against big media appears to be paying off – according to them.  As a collective group, we “The Internet” have fought off corporate mongers before.  Can we do it again and permanently institute fair bandwidth allocation for all?  Can we prevent big media from buying their way into first place across the internet, forcing everyone else into the background? Continue reading

Suricata/Snorby multi-machine setup

Boredom and too many “junk” computers scattered around my home finally congealed into a small-scale IDS system.  I’ve been toying with the idea of setting up Suricata to see how it compares to Snort, but I wanted to prototype a scalable multi-node system.  I’ve done this in the past, but it’s been several years and ran Snort/Barnyard/ACID.  So this isn’t a new idea, but I’m thinking about scaling out more with SSH-tunnels between multiple “scanners” and the “mothership.”  Long-term the nodes would be all-in-one, low footprint plug-and-play units. Continue reading

Kmart & Dairy Queen hacked!

Looks like cybercrooks planted malware on Dairy Queen and Kmart’s point of sale systems.  Kmart customers are at risk of having their cards clone, but the company assured customers no personal information was at risk.  Dairy Queen did not specify what data was impacted specifically, but did publish a list of affected stores.

Would chip & pin card tech mitigate these attacks?