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Botconf 2018 – Day 3 Wrap Up

The last day of Botconf. HTTP and botnets There was one talk I will remember by Piotr BIAŁCZAK who looked at the HTTP protocol to figure out if we could use certain features to look at the HTTP traffic in our network and distinguish botnet traffic from other traffic. The conclusion for me was “No, you can’t distinguish it based on a feature”. It depends to much on being lucky the author made a mistake. Then again it must be said if you know that you have a limited set… Read more Botconf 2018 – Day 3 Wrap Up

Botconf 2018 – Day 2 Wrap Up

The second day of botconf was an interesting day. The presentations were on the quite diverse topics. Here is the write up of what I will remember. Malicious Documents From a social engineering point of view the presentation on the topic of malicious documents by Dr. Nimal Singh and Deepen Desai was very interesting. We all know it is a classic in the malicious arsenal but malicious documents have been an issue since the second half of the 1990’s and thus an update view on the issue was welcome. Sysmon… Read more Botconf 2018 – Day 2 Wrap Up

Botconf 2018 – Day 1 Wrap Up

I will not talk about the individual talks because I suppose you will read other blogs like Xavier Mertens his blog. During the whole day researchers presented their research and although I barely know reverse engineering compared to them, I noticed a couple of reoccurring themes. Monero If you follow the news you will have noticed that the ransomware craze is over and the new thing to do is doing cryptocoin mining on your victim’s machine. I must say I have never really looked into the whole cryptominer issue, but… Read more Botconf 2018 – Day 1 Wrap Up