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An important update for Forensic Challenge 7 challengers. For reasons related to reviewers' everyday job committments the challenge results will be announced on Friday, May 6th 2011 and not on Friday, 29th April as announced in the previous blog post.
Thanks for your patience and regards.
The Honeynet Project
Folks, Google has just announced the accepted projects on the GSoc website. We had an excellent line up of students and proposals this year and were able to accept 12 projects! Thanks for all the students who have applied this year and congratulations to all accepted!
Just a quick note to you let everybody know that the videos from 2011 Honeynet Project Security Workshop has been posted. The slides can be obtained at the same location.
Tillmann Werner from the Giraffe Honeynet Project chapter just released the first version of "streams", a tool for browsing, mining and processing TCP streams in pcap files. If you ever needed to process large pcap files on a session level, you will love this tool. Have a look at the README to get an impression of its
The README contains some sample output and tool description.
Folks the submission deadline for the Forensic Challenge 7 – “Forensic Analysis of a Compromised System” - put up by Hugo Gonzalez from the Mexico Chapter and Guillaume Arcas from the French Chapter - has passed. We have received 16 submissions and will be announcing results on Friday, Apr 29th 2011. The winners will get a copy of the book "Virtual Honeypots - From Botnet Tracking to Intrusion Detection" written by Niels Provos and Thorsten Holz.
UPDATE: Forensic Challenge 7 results will be announced on Friday, May 6th 2011.
The Honeynet Project
With GSoC 2011 student applications having been open for the past week, we've been having a number of interesting discussions with potential students on both #gsoc2011-honeynet on irc.freenode.net and on our public GSoC mailing list and this summer is already looking to have many exciting project ideas.
Folks, challenge 7 - forensic analysis of a compromised server - put up by Hugo Gonzalez from the Mexico Chapter and Guillaume Arcas from the French Chapter is in full swing. Submissions are due by March 31st, so if you want to participate, you have 5 days left. We award little prizes for the top three submissions! Hope to see your submission.
Our annual workshop in Paris got off to the perfect start this weekend when Google went live with the new look GSoC 2011 Melange site and announced which lucky organizations had been accepted as mentoring orgs for GSoC 2011.
The Honeynet Project has been all over the media again lately, mostly due to our visualization research.
Folks, we had a great day at the first-ever public Honeynet Project Security Workshop yesterday with many excellent presentations by our members from around the globe. The presentations ranged from deep technical dives around shellcode detection and mobile malware reverse engineering to views on social dynamics of attackers and ethics of computer security research.
Further, we hosted a small capture-the-flag/forensic challenge competition, which received plentiful participation - especially with the younger crowd.
We hope that everybody enjoyed the workshop. If you were not able to make it to the workshop this year, we have attached the slides to this blog post. Hope to see you again in 2012.
CEO, The Honeynet Project