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Linux Malware Investigation Myth: You Don’t Need a Debugger

Rootkits
Malware
Linux Security
Linux Forensics
January 18, 2021

A big myth around investigating Linux ransomware and malware is that the first tool you need is a debugger and deep knowledge of assembly to understand what it does. It’s easy for admins and security…

Investigating Linux Process File Descriptors for Incident Response and Forensics

Malware
Rootkits
Linux Security
Linux Forensics
January 06, 2021

Let’s talk about Linux file descriptors and how to investigate a malicious process using them. What Is a File Descriptor? Since the inception of Unix (on which Linux is based), everything is a file.…

Getting In The Fight

Linux Security
September 03, 2020

Let’s talk about how to be effective detecting intruders. Or what we at Sandfly Security simply call: Getting in the fight . First to lay some groundwork, the policy of Sandfly Security is that we…

Linux Stealth Rootkit Process Decloaking Tool – sandfly-processdecloak

Malware
Rootkits
Linux Security
Linux Forensics
August 16, 2020

We have released a new tool called sandfly-processdecloak to help find and decloak Linux stealth rootkits automatically. This tool was released as a response to the disclosure by the FBI and NSA of a…

Detecting Linux memfd_create() Fileless Malware with Command Line Forensics

Malware
Rootkits
Linux Security
Linux Forensics
July 08, 2020

A developing threat to Linux over the last several years has been the idea of fileless malware. Fileless Linux malware is difficult to detect. It's designed to inject itself into a running Linux…

Using Elasticsearch and Kibana to Investigate Suspicious Linux Activity with Sandfly

Linux Security
Videos
Presentations
May 27, 2020

In this video we’re going to show you how to use Sandfly with Elasticsearch Kibana dashboards to search for and investigate a suspicious process on Linux. We’ll go over Sandfly’s agentless collection…