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EuroTrash Security podcast is live

2009/11/04 1 comment

The first episode of EuroTrash Security has been released this week. The stated goal is to create an infomation security podcast focused on happenings within Europe. Which provides one of the best taglines for a podcast I’ve heard: Security with funny accents.

EuroTrashSec is made up of a four-man team; Wim, Chris, Dale and Craig. With intro and outro music provided by c64 and Int Eighty of DualCore Music. The first episode can be found at the episode listings page.

The first episode was good, in my mind hitting the target perfectly. Focusing on the UK’s attempt at a infosec ‘talent show‘, UK-based conferences and a review of the recent security bloggers meet-up, which was organised by Dale.

Keep up the good work guys, I’m looking forward to the next episode.

Andrew Waite

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Nepenthes is Dead, Long live Dionaea

As regular readers will know (do I have any of those?) I’ve been running a Nepenthes honeypot for a while. Current statistics show that the server ran for 540days, was ‘exploited’ 4189 times, collecting 1189 unique samples (based on MD5 hash) from 2024 source IP addresses.

The latest post (dated October 27th 2009) on the Nepenthes site indicates that development on Nepenthes is coming to a close, stating 7 reasons preventing newer features being implemented with Nepenthes. As a result I’m stopping development on my statistics scripts for parsing the Nepenthes’ log files. The good news is that work on Nepenthes’ spiritual successor is well underway, in the form of Dionaea.

I’m hopefully going to get a Dionaea box up and running in the near future to continue were I’ve left off with Nepenthes, watch this space…

Andrew Waite