• Using XMPP for Botnet C&C (Shmoocon Submission)

    by  • December 18, 2010

    My idea for Shmoocon didn't get accepted this time around so I figured I would post it up on the blog. I haven't done too much with it all, but I have some code for a working plugin if anyone is interested. The code itself does not do everything m...

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    Looking for New Data Storage Methods

    by  • December 14, 2010

    Over the past few days I have been grabbing more and more characteristics from this malware and I have reached a problem. The data is quite dynamic on multiple levels which makes it hard to store in a standard database. What exactly do I mean? Wel...

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    New CVE to the List of Malware

    by  • December 11, 2010

    Today I went through and ran the newly collected malware I found through a couple scanners. For the most part all the vulnerabilities exploited seemed to match with the existing samples I already had. There was a difference in a few files though i...

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    PDFiD.py Output to JSON

    by  • December 10, 2010

    I want to store as much data as possible about this malware being collected, and I realized that a database would be the best idea in storing the data. One of the things I was playing around with in my head was taking these detailed PDFiD scans an...

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    Call to Those Who Visit and the Weekend To-do List

    by  • December 9, 2010

    Breaking out of my normal postings for a moment, I wanted to ask some of the companies who have been visiting this blog to establish a line of contact with me. I can't be certain those from these companies are actually reading what I write, but if...

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    Released Malware Statistics and Scoring Tests

    by  • December 9, 2010

    Before I get to the interesting news, I wanted to point out that I released the Malware database snapshot. This is essentially the same thing as the random dataset, but the content is derived from malware. I am refining some of my data before I re...

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