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Need to revisit osquery: SQL powered operating system instrumentation, monitoring, and analytics supports more platforms and also aggregates to central log locations

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/01/18

Almost two years ago, GitHub – facebook/osquery: SQL powered operating system instrumentation, monitoring, and analytics published from the automatic blog queue.

It was in the midst of my rectum cancer treatment, so I was glad the blog queue back then was still about 18 months deep.

This meant I looked into osquery in 2018, which I remember because I needed it on MacOS as I did not want to remember the syntax for MacOS specific commands on getting system information. It also coincides with how much my repository fork was behind: [Wayback: jpluimers/osquery commits/Archive: jpluimers/osquery commits].

Fast forward to now, the breath of systems I’m involved with has widened, so I was glad to see that Kristian Köhntopp mentioned it:

So time to try it again (:

The links he mentioned:

  • [Wayback/Archive] Welcome to osquery – osquery

    osquery is an operating system instrumentation framework for Windows, OS X (macOS), Linux, and FreeBSD. The tools make low-level operating system analytics and monitoring both performant and intuitive.

  • [Wayback/Archive] Welcome to osquery – osquery: High Level Features
    The high-performance and low-footprint distributed host monitoring daemon, osqueryd, allows you to schedule queries to be executed across your entire infrastructure. The daemon takes care of aggregating the query results over time and generates logs which indicate state changes in your infrastructure. You can use this to maintain insight into the security, performance, configuration, and state of your entire infrastructure. osqueryd‘s logging can integrate into your internal log aggregation pipeline, regardless of your technology stack, via a robust plugin architecture.
    The interactive query console, osqueryi, gives you a SQL interface to try out new queries and explore your operating system. With the power of a complete SQL language and dozens of useful tables built-in, osqueryi is an invaluable tool when performing incident response, diagnosing a systems operations problem, troubleshooting a performance issue, etc.
  • [Wayback/Archive] osqueryd (daemon) – osquery
  • [Wayback/Archive] osqueryi (shell) – osquery
  • [Wayback/Archive] Aggregating Logs – osquery
  • [Wayback/Archive] AWS Logging – osquery

Main site: [Wayback/Archive] osquery | Easily ask questions about your Linux, Windows, and macOS infrastructure

Repository: [Wayback/Archive] osquery/osquery: SQL powered operating system instrumentation, monitoring, and analytics.

–jeroen

Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Apple, Development, DevOps, Facebook, Infrastructure, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Power User, SocialMedia, Software Development, Windows | Leave a Comment »

Security questions are evil because of social media “games” phishing for them

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/01/11

Via [Archive.is] Jilles Groenendijk on Twitter: “what @AppSecBloke said… “, from:

I don’t normally do this but here goes:

First job STOP
Current job SENDING
Dream Job YOUR
Favorite food POTENTIAL
Favorite dog PASSWORDS
Favorite footwear OR
Favorite Chocolate bar MEMORABLE
Favorite Ice Cream DATA
Your Vehicle color TO
Favorite Holiday PEOPLE
Night owl or earlybird WHO
Favorite day of the week COLLECT
Tattoos THIS
Favourite colour INFORMATION
Do you like vegetables FOR
Do you wear glasses SOCIAL
Favourite season ENGINEERING

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Posted in Facebook, Instagram, LifeHacker, Pen Testing, Power User, Security, SocialMedia | Leave a Comment »

Abel Wang, a true legend, is gone.

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/07/30

Hopefully my response to his spouse was appropriate enough:

Thanks for this tribute. It’s amazing, lovely, wonderful, all at the same time.

Abel is one of the persons that I would have loved to meet in real life.

I’m forever grateful that Scott Hanselman got me into touch with Abel Wang. Abel informed and motivated me. After that we stayed in touch every now and then about being ill and how to deal with that.

I had to contemplate for a while as this hit me harder than I thought, especially given the “always positive Abel” he is in my – and many others’ – minds.

So to all his close ones: remember the positivity and try to be like that. Abel expects that from us.

Glad I could send him some good thoughts last week, and miss him already.

Related twitter links (Image by Donavan Brown) as my memory still is not what it used to be:

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WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram are down (:

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/03/19

[Archive.is] Whatsapp down or not working? Live status, problems and outages. | Downdetector


[Archive.is] Facebook down? Current problems and status. | Downdetector

[Archive.is] Instagram down? Current status and problems | Downdetector

 

–jeroen

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Downloading Facebook videos as mp4 files in both mobile and HD quality for offline viewing

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/02/22

Videos from the above links below the sig.

–jeroen

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