Today on Priority Queue, the Packet Pushers peer into the darker corners of network monitoring.
Monitoring gets you visibility. But when you can see what’s happening, you might not like what you find. That’s the topic of today’s sponsored show with Paessler AG, maker of PRTG network monitoring software.
Our guests are Greg Ross, Presales Systems Engineer at Paessler; and Troy Mursch, a security researcher who blogs at Bad Packets Report.
Troy discovered that cryptojacking malware called Coinhive had infected a popular Website. We’ll talk about how he used Paessler sensors to monitor the malware on the site, and to track down other infected systems.
We talk with Troy and Greg about how to use Paessler to monitor key metrics that could indicate malware. We also dig into Paessler’s capabilities for more typical network monitoring use cases.
And here’s a special offer for Packet Pushers listeners: Paessler is offering a free network security eBook. You can get it at go.paessler.com/packetpushers.
You can also get a free trail of PRTG here.
Free Network Security eBook – Paessler
Who and What Is Coinhive? – Krebs On Security
Bad Packets Report – Troy Mursch