The Immutable Friday Fav Five

Here are the five links that I found interesting for this week:

  • Mitigating the Apache Range Header Attack. This is a pretty good overview of several ways you can protect yourself for little to no cost. Also, see my post,¬†Detecting the Apache Range Header DoS Attack with OSSEC.
  • Automatically encrypt all inbound email part I and part II. Even if you have full-disk encryption, it does not protect you if someone can access your account. This method allows you to keep the private key off the server and does not rely on convincing other people to encrypt email to you. Very impressive.
  • Process Monitor is a tool that helps you to see what it really happening under the Windows hood. It’s truly¬†indispensable¬†for Windows troubleshooting and incident response. These filters are specifically designed for malware analysis. I imagine they will be very useful on my next incident.
  • Have you ever wanted to open a command prompt as SYSTEM? Most people think that having administrator rights is the same thing, but there can be subtle differences. This short little script allows you to become SYSTEM for those rare situations where you may need to be.
  • Would you know if your web site was compromised? Here are eight tips for detecting a web site compromise.

That’s it for today. Have a great weekend!

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