Logging Mod_Security in JSON

mod_sec audit logs are atrocious. There have been a few attempts to make parsing audit data more palatable- BitsOfInfo recently wrote up a proof of concept of working through audit logs with logstash, and the AuditConsole project from JWall provides...
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Pulling Apart ‘Closed Source’

For a while my mom was using Living Cookbook, a .NET-based desktop solution for managing recipes. It’s decent software, fairly stable and feature-filled, but its commercial closed source nature means locked-in users- and no alternative for when you lose your...
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Brute Force Uptick

Okay, so just to clarify, am I actually breaking this news? No. Definitely not. But my automated log scanner picked up a jump in malicious activity yesterday on my network, so it’s worth taking a closer look. First, we see...
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On Struggle

No code today. It’s 2 AM and I’m at that wonderfully frustrating in-between stage of fatigue where one is too tired to complete any tasks requiring significant concentration, and one is too active to sleep. Plus, I’m slated to start...
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