[Snort-users] got signatures for instant messaging?
abe.usher at ...9981...
Thu Oct 14 06:09:43 EDT 2004
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Let's revisit the security risks of instant messaging.
I've created a small proof of concept named "nmapbot" that shows it is
possible to use instant messaging as a platform for remote command and
control of computer systems.
To create a semi-intelligent security bot that uses instant messaging as
a platform for receiving commands and returning results.
Using Python, the AOL TOC protocol, Bayesian language processing, and
nmap 3.70, I hacked together a little bot that can run nmap and ping.
Future editions will include additional commands =)
Security pundits have been promoting the idea that IM is unsafe for
nmapbot provides some new considerations to an old idea -- using
ordinarily legitimate communication channels for unintended purposes.
The nmapbot rests squarely on the shoulders of python and projects such
as Py-AIML, AIMLBayes, GrokItBot, and Reverend. Many thanks to fyodor
et al. for the excellent tool suite in nmap 3.70.
If you are interested, you can find source code and documentation for
nmap bot at:
Abe Usher, CISSP
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