Source: I downloaded a malware sample from Malshare.com. The sample was downloaded onto a Windows 7 VM, with FireEye Labs Advanced Reverse Engineering (FLARE) VM installed on it. I performed a static analysis on the sample.

Information Gathering: To determine whether the sample needed to be decompressed or not, I ran the sample in a software tool called, “ExeInfoPE”.


This tutorial will focus on deploying a live site to AWS with a Docker Compose file.

Docker is software that runs web applications on what are called containers. Containers are more lightweight than virtual machines because they all run on one operating system kernel.

Docker Compose is a tool that runs web applications on more than one container.

  1. Install the AWS command line interface.

If you’ve been following this tutorial series while using RHEL 7, then you know the drill.


This tutorial will focus on deploying a live site with Ansible. Ansible is another software tool that deploys infrastructure-as-code.

  1. Install the AWS command line interface.

If you’ve been following this tutorial series while using RHEL 7, then you know the drill.


My last tutorial focused on deploying with Terraform. This tutorial will be focused on deploying with Chef.
Like Terraform, Chef is software that involves infrastructure automation. We will deploying Wordpress again.

1. Download Chef server.

To get the latest version of Chef server, copy the link from the software’s website.


As I promised in my previous tutorial, I will do a tutorial series on how to deploy live websites in AWS without using the dashboard.

I’m starting off with a software program called Terraform. Terraform performs what is called “infrastructure as code”. Terraform makes it very easy to deploy a live website, once you have everything configured correctly.

1. Install PIP for Python.
If you’re using RHEL 7 like I am, then Python 2.7 is pre-installed. However, installing PIP in RHEL 7 is not as straightforward as it is in other Linux distros. …


This tutorial will focus on how to automate a local web server and Wordpress blog.

I was excited while figuring out how to do this because infrastructure automation is one of the things I’m passionate about IT.

In a future tutorial, I will show you how I automated live web sites with AWS.

A screenshot of the first section of the script.

Of course, we’ll start with the usual shebang and OS update.


Three days ago, I did a tutorial on how to automate a DNS server on a Linux machine. Today’s tutorial will be on automating a DHCP server.

This tutorial will not require as many configurations as the DNS server, so it should be easier.

It’ll only require knowledge of how subnetting works and I will offer some for those who need to refresh their memory.

This tutorial series will be broken down into explanations of each section of the scripts, screenshots of terminal commands, before-and-after screenshots and the complete scripts.

A screenshot of the first section of the shell script.

The script starts off with the obligatory shebang and an…


When I set up a Red Hat virtual machine for the first time and got to the software installation part of the set-up, the automator in me wondered if there was a way to set up all of this software with my own scripts. Turns out, there is! :)

I started off by following a tutorial video on how to set up a DNS server. The video lasts about 15 minutes but the script took a few days to debug. …


I came up with the idea for this article as a follow-up to my previous article. For those who are having trouble finding practice labs to study for the Security+ exam, these scripts are a good way to learn about these particular topics in a hands-on way. In addition, these scripts can be used as a Github portfolio for those who want to purport Python programming as a viable skill to put on your resume.

Prerequisites:
Windows OS
Python 3+
Clam AV
Snort
Wireshark
Scapy (Python library)

  1. Run an anti-virus scanner.

Clam AV is an open-source antivirus scanner that is…

Iyana Garry

Security, automation and cloud enthusiast.

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