Updated OSSEC Web UI 0.3 files for OSSEC 2.6

OSSEC is an open source HIDS (Host-based Intrusion Detection System), and a pretty darn good one too. It also has a simple web front-end to view what’s going on, search through alerts and stuff like that  (called OSSEC Web UI, I’ll just call it “WUI” here). Unfortunately the code is a bit outdated (the last official update was from 2008 as far as I can tell) and it doesn’t support newer features of OSSEC like polling data from a database. Something I’d like to tackle if I find the time 😉 The latest version of OSSEC is 2.6, and due to some small changes to the format of the logs WUI no […]

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captcha cracking

This is a pretty old posting from 2009 I just recently discovered in my “drafts” directory. Nowadays there are probably easier and more elegant ways of defeating a captcha, but for old times sake, here is my simple approach. ———————– Eclectic and Marko were so kind as to “provide” me a captcha to play around with. Took me a few days of poking around and googling but in the end it was easier than I had thought. As long as there aren’t and logic errors in the code (e.g. bad or no session handling) you probably won’t get around some kind of OCR. As OCR software I decided to use […]

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Programming follow up

I just noticed I never wrote a follow up about my script that periodically parses the official World of Warcraft statistics. Unsurprisingly I wrote a basic Web interface to access the stored data. Since I stopped actively playing Warcraft the project kinda faded off my “todo radar”. So it has been stuck on my development site for months -> http://dev.dopefish.de (not the only project stuck in development, my “Voice-Over-IP Audio Shoutbox” also grinded to a stop after I ran into a flash problem) I’d say it is about 90% done, currently it monitors 450 guilds and more than 15.000 players each day. It works pretty good, better than I had […]

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programming

Haven’t posted in a while, not much going on. Currently the only thing half way interesting is a small web application I’m writing. Every few hours it checks the database of World of Warcraft, and saves in a database who is in which guild. When it is done you can see which players switched guilds when. I’ve got all kinds of funny statistics going on in my head that I can generate out of that data. Since there is no list of all characters oder guilds on a realm, I wrote it to automatically expand the checks when it discovers new characters or guilds. Currently it is watching about 2000 […]

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