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DC801 Presents – Bash Scripting Basics by Hydroplane

Bash Scripting Basics by Hydroplane – An introduction to Bash scripting. We will cover some Bash fundamentals, variables and parameters, transforming input, essential external tools, flow control, some advanced stuff, and debugging/analysis. Along the way, we will look at some interesting scripts that illustrate these concepts. Hope to see you there!

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Digital First Responder Class /w Sherri Davidoff

Join us for a 1-day Digital First Responder class! A great way to train your IT staff in fundamental incident response and digital forensic preservation, and ramp up new incident responders quickly and cost-effectively. Includes an Incident Response tabletop exercise plus three hands-on labs, in which you will create a forensic image, preserve volatile memory, and capture network traffic.
When: January 26, 8:30AM-5:30PM
Where: 801 Labs Hackerspace, 353 E 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Instructor: Sherri Davidoff, GCFA – OR- David Harrison, GCFA
Tuition: $495 (Register by December 29 for the Early Bird $50 Discount!)

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Sherri Davidoff Do-It-Yourself Cellular IDS

Do-It-Yourself Cellular IDS

Hacked smartphones pose extreme risks to security. Infected smartphones can record surrounding audio, intercept text messages, capture location, and usage data, and send all that stolen data back to an attacker.  Enterprise security pros have no visibility into the cellular network, and therefore can’t do network traffic inspection or IDS, even for devices that are physically within their facilities.

At LMG, we wanted to be able to keep tabs on smartphones in our facility! For less than $300 in parts, we built a proof-of-concept Cellular Intrusion Detection System, leveraging commercial femtocells to create a 3G cellular network sniffer. Then we infected a smartphone with the Android.Stels malware and showed how Snort was able to detect and alert upon the malicious smartphone traffic. Oh, and for fun, we remotely took control of the bot and made it do our bidding.

LMG’s project demonstrates that low-cost cellular intrusion detection systems are not only possible, but they are also an inexpensive and effective way to combat mobile malware. In this talk, we’ll show you our method for capturing and analyzing cellular traffic using locally-deployed femtocells, which any security professional can build.


Welcoming 801Locksport to the hackerspace.

On January 12th, 801Labs played host to the inaugural 801Locksport meeting. With around 20 participants, 801Locksport had a good first showing.

There will be a regular meeting of the 801Locksport group every second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
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