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Hey everyone! So today was a pretty cool day, I got a lot of work done on the next version of AuditMe which is shaping up really well in my humble opinion. There will be a major cosmetic overhaul (hey I’m not a UI designer so sue me!) and some new functionality. The latest version of AuditMe will include deeper service configuration auditing, better mandatory access control audits (thanks for the tip Carlos!) and a nifty feature incorporated from another script I discovered called checksec which is available from trapkit.de , that audits kernel tuning and memory protection features (ASLR, NX etc) in Linux. I’m stoked about this project and I really hope I can make this thing go somewhere. That being said if my horrid python skills are willing, it will 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

In other news my friend is famous!

So as if I wasn’t excited about my little application (I know, it’s not some amazing new desktop environment to replace Unity but I’m having fun with it!), I found out from my friend Dan Dieterle who writes on Cyberarms and infosecisland that he was published in hakin9 IT Security Magazine.

I’m very happy for him and you all should definitely check out his blog AND the magazine article. I got a copy of it from him and it was very cool. Great job Dan!

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Introducing Audit Me!

Posted: January 22, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Lately several people on Ubuntu Forums, have been wondering if there is a simple utility to audit weak system configurations. I couldn’t find one specifically tailored to Ubuntu so I hacked on up in a few hours over the weekend. Incidentally it’s become something interesting to me and a project I will probably continue for the foreseeable future.

Audit me is designed to find weak service and system configurations (or defaults) in Ubuntu. It’s targeted toward the server side of the house though I may eventually add support for desktop features like auditing of browser security.

Below are some screenshots of some of AuditMe’s features.

To find out more about AuditMe click here

So I’ve decided to change my theme. For one, the theme I was using pretty much owned most things I posted inside a code block. Particularly apparmor profiles. So you may find that the apparmor profiles have been removed from some guides. They will be re-added once I can rewrite them so they are properly displayed.

Also , if you are still using any of the older guides they may have been moved to the “Old Content” category. This was done to keep organization across the board and make way for some newer things. With the release of Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot less than a week a way I will be adding a lot of content for that particular version. 12.04 LTS alpha should be starting shortly after that so the old 10.04 Tutorials and guides will be out of date as well. So , expect new stuff there.

Hope you guys like the new theme I thought it was pretty cool 😉

Unfortunately life doesn’t always work out like that. The new ATI catalyst 11.9 drivers came out and I decided hey you know, let’s give ’em a try, that was a huge mistake.

They break pretty much everything (including Firefox) under Ubuntu 11.04 and it seems Back Track 5 as well and probably others, these are just the distros I had handy to test them on. It’s days like today that make me doubt this Ubuntu thing and really long for the stability of something along the lines of Debian.

In any case, I’m not that easily swayed and after reinstalling the Catalyst 11.8 Drivers (and fixing a bunch of broken things) I am still using Ubuntu, although the Narwhal almost got dumped. Hopefully this weekend I can post something interesting. 🙂

Welcome

Posted: September 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

This blog will serve as a repository for tutorials I write, and information that I choose to share. As well as anything else I think is “cool”

Not really much to say if you want to know more about me check out the About section or my Ubuntu Wiki Page.