Resources

Distros:

OpenSource:

REMnux – https://remnux.org/

SecurityOnion – https://securityonion.net/

Kali Linux – https://www.kali.org/

SIFT – http://digital-forensics.sans.org/community/downloads

TailsOS – https://tails.boum.org/

 

Commercial:

Microsoft Windows – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows

 

Tools

VirusTotal

VirusTotal is a free service that analyzes suspicious files and URLs and facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, trojans, and all kinds of malware.

Malwr

Submit malware for free analysis with Cuckoo Sandbox.

Wireshark

Wireshark is the world’s foremost network protocol analyzer. It lets you see what’s happening on your network at a microscopic level.

ACSII to Hex

Conversion Tool

Cuckoo Sandbox

Cuckoo Sandbox is a malware analysis system. In other words, you can throw any suspicious file at it and in a matter of seconds Cuckoo will provide you back some detailed results outlining what such file did when executed inside an isolated environment.

 

Tutorials

Malware-Traffic-Analysis

This blog focuses on network traffic related to malware infections.

 

Books

Practical Malware Analysis

Practical Reverse Engineering

The IDA Pro Book