[How to] Install pHash on Ubuntu

pHash is an open source software library released under the GPLv3 license that implements several perceptual hashing algorithms, and provides a C-like API to use those functions in your own programs. pHash itself is written in C++.

From pHash.org: A perceptual hash is a fingerprint of a multimedia file derived from various features from its content. Unlike cryptographic hash functions which rely on the avalanche effect of small changes in input leading to drastic changes in the output, perceptual hashes are “close” to one another if the features are similar.

Ubuntu has a package libphash0 and libphash0-dev, but for this tutorial we will be installing from source.

Installation of pHash on Ubuntu (from source). This tutorial assumes you have build tools, like build-essential, installed.

Packages: apt-get install libavformat-dev libmpg123-dev libsamplerate-dev libsndfile-dev cimg-dev libavcodec-dev ffmpeg libswscale-dev

Next download pHash source from: http://phash.org/download/
Version at the time of this writing: 0.9.6

Extract the tar: tar -xvf pHash-0.9.6.tar.gz
Standard configure and make:  ./configure && make && make install

Remember this is just the library. For PHP bindings try this: http://useranswer.com/answer/compile-phash-on-centos-php-extension/

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[Webinar] Malware Triage and Analysis with AccessData

When: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Speaker: Chris Sanft
Registration Form

Attend this session to learn about the industry’s first automated malware triage and analysis module, Cerberus. This is the first solution of its kind that allows you to detect and triage malicious code without using signatures or running it in a sandbox. The first step towards automated reverse engineering, Cerberus provides threat scores and disassembly analysis to determine both the behavior and intent of suspect binaries. During this demonstration, you will learn how Cerberus works and how to use it to gain immediate actionable intelligence without waiting for days or even weeks for the results of traditional analysis.

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4th Annual The Sleuth Kit and Open Source Digital Forensics Conference

When: 4 Nov. 2013

Where: Chantilly, Virginia, U.S.A.

The Sleuth Kit and Digital Forensics Conference 2013 banner

<blockquote>The 4th Annual Open Source Digital Forensics Conference will be held on November 5, 2013 in Chantilly, VA. We’ll be sending out updates via e-mail and Twitter at #osdfcon.
The conference will be attended by digital forensic investigators and developers. This conference sold out quickly last year, and registration closed early due to fire code occupancy limits. This event is a unique opportunity to make investigators aware of your tools, get feedback from users, meet fellow developers, and help direct the future of open source digital forensics software.</blockquote>Unfortunately, I missed out on the call for papers, but this conference is very interesting and a lot of fun. Highly-recommended!

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The 7th International Symposium on Digital Forensics and Information Security (DFIS-13)

When: September 4-6, 2013
Where: Gwangju, South Korea
More information can be found here

<blockquote class="tr_bq">Digital Forensics and Information Security (DFIS) are key elements for the next generation communication and networking environments where all applications and services are focused on users. In addition, the DFIS has emerged rapidly an exciting new paradigm to provide reliable and comfortable life services. Furthermore, the benefits of DFIS will only be realized if security issues can be appropriately addressed. Specially, forensics for DFIS is very important in the security fields.
This workshop is intended to foster state-of-the-art research Digital Forensics and Information Security in the area of DFIS including information and communication technologies, law, social sciences and business administration. The DFIS-13 is the next event in a series of highly successful the 6th International Symposium on Digital Forensics and Information Security (DFIS-12, Canada, 2012), which was the next extended event of the International Workshop on Forensics for Future Generation Communication environments : F2GC-11 (Loutraki, Greece), F2GC-10 (Cebu, Philippines), F2GC-09 (Jeju , Korea), F2GC-08 (Sanya, China), F2GC-09 (Jeju , Korea). Papers presented in the DFIS-13 will be published by Springer Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (Indexed by EI & SCOPUS).</blockquote>

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Global Essay Competition for Seoul Conference on Cyberspace 2013

From the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
1,500 to 2,000 word essay
Deadline: 12 July, 2013
Notification: 'end of July'

Global Essay Competition for Seoul Conference on Cyberspace 2013

Global Essay Competition for Seoul Conference on Cyberspace 2013 is a special competition, hosted by Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs(MOFA), Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI), and Center for International Studies of Yonsei University for youth aged from 18 to 32 across the world. The event forms a crucial part of the Seoul Conference on Cyberspace 2013 (the SeoulCyber 2013); the awards ceremony will be held at the SeoulCyber 2013 Youth Forum scheduled on 2 September 2013 at the Yonsei University, Korea. The aims of the competition are twofold: firstly, to encourage ambitious and talented students all over the world to demonstrate their own ideas on a set of ongoing cyberspace issues; and secondly, to foster their capacities on the purpose of coping with a wide variety of (inter)national cyber threats.

Candidates are invited to submit an essay of between 1,500 and 2,000 words (excluding footnotes and references) on one of the three questions below.

<ol><li>Internet as an engine for economic growth and social/cultural benefit</li><li>Securing yourself from cyber threats</li><li>Towards a shared prosperity (capacity building)</li></ol>
Submissions must be received by the deadline of 12 July (email entry to [email protected]). Those intending to apply should also complete an application form which is to be included with the submission. Results will be announced by the end of July.

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International Symposium on Cybercrime Response (ISCR) 2013

International Symposium on Cybercrime Response (ISCR) 2013
When: 25 - 27th June, 2013
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Website: http://iscr.netan.go.kr/iscr2013/

The International Symposium on Cybercrime Response (ISCR) is a cybercrime-related conference held annually in Seoul, Korea. The Cyber Terror Response Center (CTRC), the division in charge of cybercrime responses in the KNPA, is organizing this year’s symposium.

The ISCR started in 2000 as a forum for law enforcement agencies, government officials, academia, and various IT security experts from private sector. Every year, a theme is chosen, mainly from topics related to the latest challenges and responses of cybercrime. The Korean National Police Agency invites distinguished speakers in the disciplines of cyber security including operations, technologies, and policy strategies.

The ISCR has provided unique opportunities to meet people and share latest knowledge internationally. It is a purely non-profit event and solely sponsored by the Korean National Police. In 2012, 423 participants from 30 different countries attended the three-day-long conference.

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