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SANS - Hacker Track

SANS Track 4 Notes, Comments

Day 1 – Incident Handling

Sample Incident forms are available @

Giac Practicals are available @

and contain good working examples

Protect Evidence – get the user away from the machine ASAP to keep the machine unchanged until you can image the drive. Keep the original stored in a safe place and maintain a chain of evidence.

Verify backup integrity to insure you are not restoring a compromised image.

Preparation, Identification, Containment, Eradication, Recovery, Lessons Learned

Keep up to date on privacy laws, European laws are radically different from US laws

IDS, depending on the vendor, maybe able to monitor encrypted VPN traffic
Always strive to raise security awareness with management

Honeynet – for training purposes it maybe useful to set up a vulnerable system to intentionally let it be compromised to develop the teams investigative skills.

Nice Trojan Port list…

Hacking Exposed Notes

Hacking Exposed Notes

Footprinting – profiling an organization Internet, Intranet, Remote Access, and Extranet presence to determine security posture and netblocks

Website Pilfering – grabbing source code to analyze offline

Unix – Wget

Win – Teleport Pro

Search Engines – tools for searching multiple engines, IRC, email, etc at once

Win – FerretPRO($)

Web – DogPile

Registered Networks – internet whois searches

Current Registrars

Unix – Whois, Xwhois

Unix - $ whois “acme.” (list possible domains)

Unix - $ whois “HANDLE JS1234” (list POC info)

Unix - $ whois “” (list email info)

Web – US

Web – International

Web – US Military

Web – US Gov

DNS Interogati…