Saturday, April 16, 2016

Daily Blog #376: Saturday Reading 4/16/16

Hello Reader,

          It's Saturday!  Soccer Games, Birthday Parties and forensics oh my! That is my weekend, how's yous? If its raining where you are and the kids are going nuts here are some good links to distract you.

1. Diider Stevens posted an index of all the posts he's made in March, https://blog.didierstevens.com/2016/04/17/overview-of-content-published-in-march/. If you are at all interested in malicious document deconstruction and reverse engineer it's worth your time to read. 

2. If you've done any work on ransomware and other drive by malware deployments this article by Brian Krebs on the the sentencing of the black hole kit author is worth a read, http://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/04/blackhole-exploit-kit-author-gets-8-years/

3. Harlan has a new blog up this week with some links to various incident response articles he's found interesting, http://windowsir.blogspot.com/2016/04/links.html. This includes a link to the newly published 2nd edition of Windows Registry Forensics!

4. Mary Ellen has a post up with a presentation she made regarding the analysis of phishing attacks, http://manhattanmennonite.blogspot.com/2016/04/gone-phishing.html, The presentation also links to a Malware lab. Maybe this will see more posts from Mary Ellen.

5. Adam over at Hexcorn has a very interesting write up on EICAR, http://www.hexacorn.com/blog/2016/04/10/a-few-things-about-eicar-that-you-may-be-not-aware-of/. I wasn't aware of EICAR until Adam posted about it and found the whole read fascinating. EICAR is apparently a standard file created to allow anti virus developers test their own software and as Adam discusses others have made their own variations. 

6. In a bit of inception posting, Random Access has a weekly reading list of his own on his blog. This is his post from 4/10/16, https://thisweekin4n6.wordpress.com/2016/04/10/week-14-2016/. He does a very good job covering things I miss and frankly I should just be copying and pasting his posts here, but I think that's looked down on. 

So Phil, if you are reading this. Do you want to post here on Saturdays?

That's all for this week! Did I miss something? Post a link to a blog or site I need to add to my feedly below.