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Capture-HPC v2.1 enables investigation of client-side computer attacks Mar 27 2008 02:26PM
Ralph K. Logan Jr. (ralph logan thelogangroup biz)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Capture-HPC v2.1 enables investigation of client-side computer attacks

Wellington, New Zealand
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Honeynet Project (http://www.honeynet.org) and School of
Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science at Victoria University of
Wellington (http://www.mcs.vuw.ac.nz/) are excited to announce the
release of Capture-HPC v2.1. Capture-HPC is an innovative security
product that is able to find and investigate the increasing problem of
client-side computer attacks. This new software release increases the
features and speeds performance allowing anyone to investigate a
larger range and quantity of client-side computer attacks. Capture-HPC
is freely available from our web site at: https://projects.honeynet.org/capture-hpc/wiki
. It is written and distributed under the GNU General Public License,
v2.

Capture-HPC is a computer security product that allows anyone to:
investigate client-side computer attacks; security researchers to find
and study malicious servers; virus and malware researchers to collect
malware pushed by malicious servers; network administrators to monitor
their systems for client-side attacks; and web site operators to
monitor their web sites for unauthorized modifications with client-
side attack code.

With version 2.1, several new features were introduced:
500% increase in performance over the previous version. This enables
security researchers with little resources to investigate client-side
attacks in an automated fashion.
Increase in data being collected by the Capture-HPC system. Besides
malware and unauthorized state changes, Capture-HPC now collects
network traffic for all client/server interactions. In addition,
Capture-HPC now reports statistics about the performance of the system
allowing operators to monitor and tune the Capture-HPC system during
operation.
Introduction of a client plug-in framework. This framework allows
third-party developers to include client applications that are
currently not supported by Capture-HPC. A Safari browser plug-in that
makes use of this feature is provided with the 2.1 version of Capture-
HPC adding support for this browser and demonstrating the capabilities
of this framework. In addition, a wide range of browsers, office
applications, and media players are supported by Capture-HPC.

Capture-HPC is freely available from our web site https://projects.honeynet.org/capture-hpc/wiki
. It is written and distributed under the GNU General Public License,
v2. A public mailing list is available at https://public.honeynet.org/mailman/listinfo/capture-hpcproviding
support and a forum to exchange configuration files, plug-ins,
results, etc.

About The Honeynet Project
Founded in 1999, The Honeynet Project (http://www.honeynet.org) is an
international, non-profit (501c3) research organization dedicated to
improving the security of the Internet at no cost to the public. With
chapters around the world, our volunteers are firmly committed to the
ideals of Open Source. Our goal, simply put, is to make a difference.

About School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science at
Victoria University of Wellington
School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science at Victoria
University of Wellington (http://www.mcs.vuw.ac.nz/) is one of New
Zealand's leading centers of research in each of its teaching
disciplines of mathematics, statistics, operations research and
computer science. The School attracts large external research grants
and provides a range of services to the broader community to enhance
the application of mathematical, statistical and advanced information
technology in New Zealand. We utilize the knowledge generated from
this cutting-edge research to create challenging, interesting and
practical courses.

Contact Information:
Ralph Logan, Chief Public Relations Officer, Honeynet Project,
713-869-5162 or ralph.logan (at) honeynet (dot) org [email concealed]
Christian Seifert, PhD Candidate, New Zealand Honeynet Project Lead,
+1-206-265-1944, Christian.Seifert (at) gmail (dot) com [email concealed]

Related links:
# http://www.honeynet.org
# http://blog.honeynet.org
# https://projects.honeynet.org/capture-hpc/wiki

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Copyright © 1999-2008 The Honeynet Project All Rights Reserved.

Ralph Logan
Principal
The Logan Group, Inc.
(832) 715-5482 mobile
(713) 869-5162 work
(832) 565-1368 fax
ralph.logan (at) thelogangroup (dot) biz [email concealed]

"True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation
of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information."

Winston Churchill

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