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Re: Log checking programs
From: "List Spam" <listspam () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 13:53:14 -0700

Check the "Data Analysis" section of the library at
http://www.loganalysis.org and spend 15 minutes reading.  You'll thank
yourself as you dig around and expand on your log alerting goals.

BTW...What defines suspicious activity?  From my point of view, failed
login log entries are expected and perfectly desired behavior when
someone fails to login to a logged facility...  You see, raw data is
just that - raw data - no matter if it lives in a log file or in an
email inbox.  Without having some method of analyzing/trending the
data, the data in and of itself is generally useless.

Sure, spot checks may identify a quirk or two that you can fix, but in
your example of suspicious activity being failed logins, how will that
allow you to find unauthorized SUCCESSFUL logins which, I humbly
suggest, would be infinitely better suited to the term "suspicious
activity"?

I'm not trying to burst your bubble - more people need to actually do
something with their logs and you are trying to do so.  Just be
cautious and don't get lulled into a false sense of security by
looking at the top layer (again your example of failed logins) without
taking the time to analyze and peel back all of the onion layers.

Happy hunting,

RE

On 24 Jul 2006 09:47:38 -0000, esecuritydude () googlemail com
<esecuritydude () googlemail com> wrote:
Hi all,


I am looking for some sort of program to check AD security event logs. Something or some way to automate checking the 
logs on the Domain Controllers and sending reports of suspicious activity to an email or something. e.g. Failed Logins 
etc...


Suggestions welcome,


Thanks in Advance,

Miguel

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