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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Snort Intrusion Detection System w/ Barnyard2 and PostgreSQL Support
February 9, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 Apache 2 Web Server w/ PHP5, OpenSSL, Suhosin and PostgreSQL, MySQL, IBM DB2 and/or Oracle Databases
May 24, 2013
IBM AIX 7.1 Setting Up TCP/IP, SSH and a GNU C / C++ Development Environment on AIX
January 9, 2012

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threatpost|  News

Subtitle Hack Leaves 200 Million Vulnerable to Remote Code Execution

23 May 2017 - Attackers can remotely execute code on targeted systems via specially crafted subtitle files for videos.

Google Elevates Security in Android O

23 May 2017 - Android O, due in the third quarter, figures to elevate the security of the mobile OS with new features focused on improved third-party patching, a new permission model and hardening of existing features.

Yahoo Retires ImageMagick After Bugs Leak Server Memory

23 May 2017 - Researcher Chris Evans reported a new bug and showed how also used a previously known flaw in ImageMagick to leak Yahoo server data and steal images and authentication secrets.

Apple Receives First National Security Letter, Reports Spike in Requests for Data

23 May 2017 - Apple revealed this week that it received at least one National Security Letter from the U.S. government for user data during the last six months of 2016…

Trump’s Cybersecurity Boss Talks Priorities

22 May 2017 - The country's top cybersecurity boss said the country is headed the wrong way when it comes to cybersecurity.

Snort  |  Blog

Snort Subscriber Rule Set Update for 05/23/2017

23 May 2017 - Just released:Snort Subscriber Rule Set Update for 05/23/2017We welcome the introduction of the newest rule release from Talos. In this release we introduced 28 new rules and made modifications to 15 additional rules of which 3 are Shared Object rules. There were no changes made to the…

Snort++ Update

23 May 2017 - Pushed build 234 to github (snortadmin/snort3):byte_math: port rule option from 2X and add feature documentationpgm: don't calculate checksum if header length is not divisible by 4appid: fix sip event handling, http pattern lists, thread localsbuild: fix issues with OpenSolaris and FreeBSD buildscma…

Snort is *now* EOL!

17 May 2017 - Even though we announced the EOL of back in March,  we kept around for while to help the people that could not move off of immediately.However, our download count for is down to "hey, I forgot about this install" levels, so we've removed the build from our packag…

WannaCry coverage infographic

17 May 2017 - We created an infographic to illustrate our coverage for the WannaCry Ransomware for another group, and we thought that the Snort community would love to have this as wellFor more information on our coverage for WannaCry, check it out here.

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