After installing the latest iOS 7 updates on several of my Apple products, I discovered a feature that could also provide unintentional insight to users’ accounts. When composing a new iMessage, typing a few letters provides a list of matching entries from the system-wide address book. What I found most interesting was that contacts who… Continue reading Blind iOS Device and Apple ID Discovery
I recently determined the format for timestamps indicating when VMware Snapshots were initially created, as logged in the *.vmsd file.
The fail2ban suite is a very useful tool in the battle against brute force login attempts. Where it’s capabilities broke down for me, however, was in addressing repeat offenders. This post includes a configuration to permanently block repeat offenders using the iptables firewall.
Although I’m not much of an academic, I really appreciate some of the great research – pure and applied – that is done every day to further our collective understanding and capabilities. Since I work a lot with the computer forensic sector, I often find some excellent research that happens to line up with something… Continue reading Applicability of Academia [Updated]
This entry contains detailed steps on how to configure a QNAP NAS device to forward log messages via the network over an SSL-encrypted tunnel. All information here should be accurate, but I can’t guarantee there are no errors. I therefore wrap this entire entry in an “it works for me and I hope it also… Continue reading Forward QNAP NAS Syslog Messages Through an SSL tunnel
I was fortunate enough to attend this year’s DoD Cyber Crime Conference, in Atlanta, GA. While these events are always great opportunities to meet up with old friends, I also took away a lot of useful information on the current and evolving state of computer forensics and the greater information security community. Partially as a… Continue reading DoD Cyber Crime Conference 2012: A Recap