How to use Capricorn

Set-up To install Capricorn, one must have the Java Runtime Environment installed. Executing the JAR file should be done using a terminal such as bash (on Linux) or via commandprompt/powershell (on Windows). Mac OS X is not supported, although future this is considered for future releases. Simply executing the JAR will provide you with a … Read more

Avoiding a ransomware outbreak with Capricorn

For those who missed my initial blogpost about Capricorn, I’ll give a short recap about the program its functionalities. Capricorn creates folders and files on the computer. These files are monitored and a change to any of the files will trigger Capricorn to commence shutdown, regardless of the open files on the computer. These folders … Read more

Seniorweb Lecture

On the 18th of May, I gave a lecture for the volunteers of Seniorweb regarding security awareness. The two groups who attended the lecture posed interesting questions about security. The biggest challenge for me during these two lectures was to keep the explanation simple. Analysing malware is a specialist’s job, one which I’m being educated … Read more

Capricorn’s First Stable Release

Today marks the day of the first stable release of Capricorn. After brainstorming about it for a couple of weeks, I gave the program a complete overhaul in a three day programming streak. The lay-out of the application has changed quite drastically, which paved the way for multiple functions I wanted to implement a while … Read more

What is Capricorn

Last week, the Wannacry ransomware had a wild outbreak and ransomware has been a hot topic in the news ever since. A couple of weeks ago, I developed the idea to create a program which monitors your filesystem and controls the damage as much as possible after an infection. The idea is simple yet effective … Read more

Gemini Beta 0.2

The past weeks have been filled with work on my internship, another program (Capricorn) and other subjects. Therefore the release has been slowed down a bit, even though I processed some of the changes I have in my to-do list. Changelog Multi-platform support Fixed a bug in which the file separator would be assigned wrongly … Read more

Ethics regarding Gemini

Since the start of the development of Gemini, I’ve have contacted numerous people and asked them their opinion about the release of software like this. Evidently, the program can be used by those who want to learn more about the workings of malware and detection techniques, but it can also be used by those who … Read more

Gemini Beta 0.1

Gemini’s current release This is the first release of Gemini’s changes. Since this is the first set of release notes, the initial set-up will be explained and the latest tweaks will be described. Gemini is built in a modular way. Each module can be used to generate code in another language. Currently, the only implemented … Read more

Welcome

This is the first blog post published on the website, with hopefully more to come. In the future blogs, the new developments of projects and whitepapers is shared.