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SamuraiWTF 3.2 RELEASED!

We are really excited to announce that SamuraiWTF 3.2 is now available publicly.  This release is available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/samurai/ immediately and we hope you enjoy it. In this release we have updated a number of tools, addressed bug issues, and improved the target environments to better suit a training environment. We have also updated the …

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Installing Splunk: First stop on the road to log analysis

First thing’s first: What is Splunk and why do I want or need it? The short is answer is Splunk is a data analytics tool that indexes system logs across different machines and appliances so that they’re searchable. Data analysis, event monitoring, compliance, and overall management oversight can be gleaned from this tool. Splunk takes …

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SQLite: the good, the bad, the embedded database

SQLite is an embedded, open-source, lightweight SQL database engine. The C based library is transactional, self-contained, and highly compact. It’s also fairly easy to implement. It doesn’t require any sort of installation or configuration, and all data is stored locally. This is very differently from a standard Oracle or MySQL database, so don’t make the …

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New Data Security Breach Laws in Florida

Since many organizations are collecting what many would consider personal, non-public, information, it is very important that they protect this information since it is considered sensitive.   Almost every state has specific laws around what happens if that information is breached.  Florida just passed a new law that outlines what is considered sensitive information and the …

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