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GSoC 2011 #8 project's goal was to add forensics features to the popular Wireshark network analyzer.
Wireshark is an open source network analyzer widely used for network debugging as well as security analysis. Wireshark provides network
analyzer with graphical interface as well as command line tools.
Wireshark also provides network protocol decoders and support filters that allow to search through packets with keywords.
GSoC plugins extend Wireshark capabilities when Wireshark is used to analyze network traffic with security and forensic in mind.
The Honeynet Project is happy to announce the release of the Android Reverse Engineering (A.R.E.) Virtual Machine.
Do you need to analyze a piece of Android malware, but dont have all your analysis tools at hand? The Android Reverse Engineering (A.R.E.) Virtual Machine, put together by Anthony Desnos from our French chapter, is here to help. A.R.E. combines the latest Android malware analysis tools in a readily accessible toolbox.
Tools currently found on A.R.E. are:
I am pleased to announce the next forensic challenge: Forensic Challenge 10 - "Attack Visualization".
The challenge has been created by Ben Reardon from Australia Chapter.
Submission deadline is December 18th and we will be announcing winners around the last week of January 2012. We have a few small prizes for the top three submissions.
The Honeynet Project
Frank, Mahmud, Azizan and Matt have judged all submissions and results have been posted on the challenge web site. The winners are:
1. Emilien Girault
2. Yuhao Luo, Wenbo Yang and Juanru Li
3. José Lopes Esteves
Really congratulations to the winners and thanks to the other partecipants.
Stay tuned because a new challenge is going to start in the next hours!
The Honeynet Project
In 2011, the Honeynet Project had once again the opportunity to participate in the Google Summer of Code program. In the last few weeks, we wrapped up all projects, beta tested the code, wrote documentation, and prepared releases.
To quickly recap: GSoc (Google Summer of Code) is an annual summer program sponsored by Google, in which Google pairs up students with organizations committed to open-source. Google supports each project with 5000USD of which the students receive the lion's share. The Honeynet Project has participated in GSoc since 2009. Visit http://honeynet.org/gsoc2009 and http://honeynet.org/gsoc2010 to get an idea on what we have accomplished through this program in the last couple of years.
This year, we were able to spin up and execute 12 projects! While there are still a couple of projects that are preparing their release as part of the larger underlying project, we would like to point you to the following links that provide a summary and references to the projects that already resulted in releases:
These projects address a wide array of security problems. APKInspector and DroidBox greatly simplify mobile malware analysis; Webviz and HoneyViz explore the space of visualization of data for the security analyst; HoneySink is the first open-source sinkhole solution available; sip module for dionaea extends the capability of this honeypot into the VoIP area; cHook & cHide makes the malware analysis platform Cuckoobox more resilient against detection & evasion; AxMock is a ActiveX emulation/detection module which can be used - for example to detect drive-by-download attacks with client honeypots, such as Capture-HPC - ; the libemu extension made shellcode analysis & execution much more performant; and the wireshark plugins extend the wireshark network monitoring tool with additional forensic and analysis capabilities, such as the integration with rules from the popular intrusion detection system Snort.
This is a really impressive list of projects!
The credit really goes to our awesome students that participated in GSoc this year. We want thank them for participating in this program and choosing the Honeynet Project as their mentoring organization. They all did a great job and I very impressed with their dedication and professionalism. I think the projects speak for themselves and some of the students will continue to be involved with these projects and our community long term! The students this year were:
Also, we would like to thank the mentors and technical advisors who volunteered their time to support and mentor the students to be successful over the summer....
... and last but not least, we thank Google. The program greatly supports organizations like ours that are committed to open-source and trying to make a positive difference. We hope to be back next year :)
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the submission deadline for the Forensic Challenge 9 – “Mobile Malware” - put up by Franck Guenichot from French Chapter, Mahmud Ab Rahman and Ahmad Azizan Idris from Malaysia Chapter and Matt Erasmus from South Africa Chapter - has passed. We have received 7 submissions and will be announcing results on Wed, Oct 31th 2011. The top three submissions will be awarded little prizes.
The Honeynet Project
The Honeynet Project had mentored 12 projects this year for the Google Summer
of Code (GSoC). The 11th project was to extend the SIP module for
Dionaea to handle SIP udp, tcp and even tls. With the TLS part, the
Dionaea can even emulate a Microsoft Lync server. The TLS part was not
part of the original scope, but the hard work made that possible as
The Beta version of HoneySink is out!
What is HoneySink?
HoneySink is an open source network sinkhole that provides a mechanism for detection and prevention of malicious traffic on a given network.
Able to be deployed both internally and externally it is designed to log and respond to incoming requests for a number of network protocols.
With configuration and scalability in mind, HoneySink was designed from the ground up with a non-blocking architecture to handle extremely large amounts of traffic while being able to perform customised interactions and logging.
The last part of Google Summer of Code 2011 was used to implement
a Windows Kernel Driver responsible for hiding files and folders.
This new component will be used to conceal Cuckoo Box components,
present in the environment analysis. With this measure it's possible to
avoid that some malware detect CuckooBox through some environment check,
looking for specific files or folders.
The Driver was implemented as a Filter Driver to maintain it independent
of the Windows version used in the environment, not using any kind
Beta version is out and the install instructions are available at the project webpage. The new features are:
The following figures show the new visualization added to the beta version.