[Snort-users] Dectecting Social Security Numbers?

Harper, Patrick patrick.harper at ...11593...
Fri Sep 10 13:13:00 EDT 2004

I use:

alert ip $HOME_NET any -> $EXTERNAL_NET any
(pcre:"/[1-9]{3,3}[-][1-9]{2,2}[-][1-9]{4,4}/"; msg:"SSN# in clear
text"; classtype:policy-violation; sid:2000370; rev:2;)  

Works for me
-----Original Message-----
From: Lyons, Jon [mailto:Jon_Lyons at ...11066...] 
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2004 1:02 PM
To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Snort-users] Dectecting Social Security Numbers?

I'm trying to get snort to generate an alert for SS#'s, I've tried the
rule below but no alerts are generated. I tested this with pcretest and
it works...am I missing something?
alert tcp any any -> any any (msg:"Socail Security Number Clear Text";

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