Migrating rsyslog to Splunk

I recently decided to migrate my server cluster's logging mechanism from rsyslog to Splunk. My previous setup was to use rsyslog to centralise all logging onto /var/remotelog/ on a central server. I then configured the Splunk indexer to index both /var/log/ as well as /var/remotelog/, this ...

SANS FOR508 review

I was back at SANS October Singapore this year. Not much changed compared to the past year, the venue was the same, food was the same, even some of the course participants were familiar. This year, I signed up for the FOR508 course, as well as both NetWars Core and Defense. It was really tiring ...

FLARE-On 5 wasm with Chrome

Most of the solutions for FLARE-On 5 web2point0 challenge involve the use of a framework to decompile WebAssembly. Chrome offers the ability to debug WebAssembly code which gives us the opportunity to solve this challenge without any other tools. When solving simpler crackme binaries, we ...

On the SingHealth COI

Everyone and their dog seem to have something to say about the SingHealth COI. As someone who is certified and I hope, qualified, to comment on such matters, here is my piece. As usual, if you are able to read between the lines, the media reports unintentionally reveal quite a bit about the ...

Reasonable use of personal data

I had to place an obituary in the Straits Times recently. SPH offers an online service where you can use their tool to design the obituary and make payment, all without going down to their office. I decided to use the service. I entered my personal details and contact information into the first ...

Improvements to SEAB's investigation process

Today newspaper published an article on how SEAB handled the investigation into the O-level cheating case. I was mildly horrified upon reading it and felt that the investigation could have been conducted in a more professional manner. The perpetrators discovered that they were caught even ...