Category: DomainTools 101

DomainTools 101

DomainTools 101: Nothing is Certain Except…

You know the old saying, right? Nothing is for certain except death and taxes. In today’s evolving cyber world, perhaps it’s time we update this idiom to: nothing is certain…

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DomainTools 101: Preparing for Black Frauday Friday

I’d like to go over a few things that you should know before going online to shop on Black Friday, or Cyber Monday. There are lots of criminals who are…

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DomainTools 101: The Art of Tracking Threat Actors

On the side of police vehicles, you’ll often see the motto “To Protect and Serve” — except in the Transformers movies where the police car has the motto “To Punish…

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DomainTools 101: How Domains are the Eye of the Cyber Hurricane

As a proud jorts-wearing Floridian, I learned early on to be wary of hurricane season. Hurricane watches turn into warnings while those on the ground scramble for bottled water and…

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DomainTools 101: DNS Shadow Hack-Attacked

In this article we will dive into the attack vector known as domain shadowing, and how it can land an innocent blog on a blacklist of known bad domains. A…

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DomainTools 101: How Dead is Dead?

Sometimes while doing an investigation in Iris, it seems as if I’m fighting a multi-headed beast. In a recent example, I was curious to know if the good guys really killed…

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DomainTools 101: Hunting Grizzlies with DomainTools Iris

When we hunt, we’re usually starting with some kind of indicator that something bad has happened. These are often referred to as IOCs or Indicators of Compromise. When we get…

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DomainTools 101: Risky Business

I want to start the New Year by making a couple of predictions for how things will go in 2017. I’m going to predict that The Atlanta Falcons will beat…