SIVS

SYSTEM INTEGRITY VERIFIERS

System Integrity Verifiers (SIV) monitors system files to detect the Trojan versions of system binaries. An example of SIVis Tripwire. System Integrity Verifiers are used for the following purposes

To monitor and detect changes in the crucial system files made by an attacker.

To issue alerts corresponding to the changes in the crucial system files.

To detect components such as the Windows registry and the chrome configuration.

FUNCTIONING OF SIVS:

Consider the worst case scenario-despite all your security precautions, a cracker penetrated your fire wall, using an innovative attack that your NIDS can’t detect. The end state is that your system is compromised. What’s worse, you have no idea. That where a file system IDS comes into play. By creating a digital signature of all critical system files, your system can regularly re-compare these signatures with the actual files. if even a single bit is changed ,your file system IDS will know about it and alert you.

The most popular file system IDS is tripwire. Released as a commercial product for windows and unix, tripwire has been made open source for linux, once again confirming the advanced role Linux plays in the security world. Tripwire works by keeping track of a binary signature of a file, along with the size of the file over time. as is the case with ant highly detailed security tool, optimizing the filters so they match your environment is the most difficult part of the process.

In fact, tripwire is so sensitive that it is used for purpose other than IDS, such as ensuring that unauthorised software from users is not installed on a system or that critical system files haven’t become corrupt through in proper system shutdown. Tripwire can also play a significant part in the forensic analysis of your computer if it actually is compromised.

Tripwire consists of the following-

1. Configuration files control operation as a whole.

2. Policy files dictate allowed activities

3. Report files generate e-mail message notifying an administrator when a file changes

4. A database contains the binary signatures of the files themselves.

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