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Friday, Apr 8, 2016

Using the CloudShark API (Webinar)

Watch the video. A CloudShark Online account or your own instance of CloudShark Enterprise comes with full access to our API, letting you upload captures, search your repository, and more using your own tools and scripts. Join the CloudShark team as we show you: How to find and create API tokens and API permissions Using upload, search, and other API functions Using the API to build remote capture uploads in Raspberry Pi And more!

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Thursday, Mar 31, 2016

Building a network capture probe with Raspberry Pi

We were pretty excited when the developers at OpenWRT decided to build packet capture and CloudShark upload support into the popular open source software for broadband routers. It got us thinking - what are some other ways you could build a useful network probe? It turns out one of our other users decided to take the leap into building such capability using a Raspberry Pi. The great news is you can do it easily by installing tshark on your system and running a simple script from one of our developers, Tom.

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Thursday, Mar 10, 2016

Using filters for navigation and sharing

We all know that Wireshark filters can be used to help you in your analysis and narrow down what you are looking for. But, with CloudShark, they present a new opportunity for use when sharing your captures with colleagues in order to both present the view you are looking at, or to help navigate to a section of the capture you want them to see. Here’s three tricks we use when getting around town in CloudShark.

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Monday, Feb 29, 2016

Wireless Analysis with CloudShark and Airtool

Watch the video. Sometimes when analyzing problems in Wifi networks you need to go straight to the packets. What tools are there to do Wifi capture? What should you look for in your packets? Watch one of our premier integrators, Airtool’s Adrian Granados, as he shows you: Installing and configuring the Airtool wireless tool for OSX Capturing and uploading to CloudShark Wifi packet analysis tools in CloudShark And more!

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Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016

Capture of recently discovered glibc getaddrinfo() vulnerability

The folks at Google Security recently discovered a vulnerability in glibc’s getaddrinfo() library function, allowing attackers to execute malicious code transmitted in oversized DNS replies. Scary stuff! Luckily, there’s already a patch, and the developers generated some proof of concept code to demonstrate the vulnerability. We took that code and ran it against some of our own systems. You can see a packet capture of the whole thing here: https://www.cloudshark.org/captures/0a13d445cb31 This is scary stuff - thanks Google!

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