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ReAssure Project

Published: 2007-06-29
Last Updated: 2007-06-29 23:02:49 UTC
by Scott Fendley (Version: 1)
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As a part of my daily activities, I set up, modify or use a number of  virtual machines that are used in my security research.  One of the others in the ISC stumbled across a very interesting project involving virtual systems.  The project is called ReAssure and is intended to give faculty staff and students a platform to use virtual machines in experimentation more effectively.  Also it appears that they provide a much more convenient way of storing and sharing these virtual images in a way that lends itself to derivative research. I would expect that others may be interested in this project and may be able to learn from the efforts at Purdue.

For more information, see http://projects.cerias.purdue.edu/reassure/

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Bootable USB Security Distro on USB Key

Published: 2007-06-29
Last Updated: 2007-06-29 22:43:10 UTC
by Scott Fendley (Version: 1)
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Greetings everyone.  For many of us, Friday (or Saturday) is the end of the quarter or even potentially the end of a fiscal year.  So, amongst the emails related to the Fake MS Patch, MySpace Flux Malware and Storm Wave emails and the interruptions of a retirement party and trying to spend money at the last minute,  I stumbled across something that may be useful for a number of our readers.

Oiepie (a blog site in NL), posted back in December the instructions needed to convert a standard USB key into a bootable Security toolkit.  The writer of the site used the old version of the BackTrack live linux iso and a 1G USB device for this project, but you can modify the steps for the BackTrack2, Helix, or similar and have a handy toolkit at hand.

For those that are Unix or Linux admins, I apologize up front since this probably isn't as useful for you.  But for those that primarily use other operating systems but haven't been a Unix admin in recent years, this might be a very welcome instruction set.

The instructions are located at http://www.oiepoie.nl/2006/12/20/bootable-security-distro-on-your-usb-stick/

 

 

 

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