Four short links: 22 March 2018

Security Policy, Censored 3D Printers, Standup Tips, and Auto-Banning

By Nat Torkington
March 22, 2018
Four short links
  1. Protecting Security Researchers — Dropbox issues, amongst other good steps toward public security researchers, a pledge to not initiate legal action for security research conducted pursuant to the policy, including good faith, accidental violations.
  2. Early-stage Malicious Activity Detection in 3D Printing — teaching a 3D printer to recognize that it’s being used to print a gun, so it won’t. (via Miles Brundage)
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  4. 5 Ways to Tune Up Your StandupTeams need to start thinking of impediments in terms of “what is slowing me down” rather than “what has stopped me.” Testify!
  5. Fail2Banscans log files (e.g., /var/log/apache/error_log) and bans IPs that show the malicious signs — too many password failures, seeking for exploits, etc. Generally, Fail2Ban is then used to update firewall rules to reject the IP addresses for a specified amount of time, although any arbitrary other action (e.g., sending an email) could also be configured. Out-of-the-box Fail2Ban comes with filters for various services (apache, courier, SSH, etc).
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