[Bro] Can Bro Anonymize the Data it Captures?

Gregor Maier gregor at icir.org
Tue Sep 27 10:55:04 PDT 2011

> Kind of. Bro 1.5 comes with the anonymization systems described in
> this paper:
>      http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2003/papers/p339-pang.pdf
> This is very cool stuff. However, the code hasn't been maintained for
> a long time already and, due to bit rot, there are various pieces here
> and there that aren't working right anymore. For the upcoming release,
> we have thus completely removed that functionality.

Hmm. I'm actually wondering whether all the flexibility of the new 
logging framework would enable us to anonymize log files as a 
transparent add-on on the script layer.....

I guess that in any case one could always modify / anonymize the 
c$PROTOCOL record just before it gets logged....

Gregor Maier
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