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Renaming the Bro Project

More than 20 years ago I chose the name "Bro" as "an Orwellian reminder that monitoring comes hand in hand with the potential for privacy violations", as the original Bro paper put it. Today that warning is needed more than ever ... but it's clear that now...

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Broker is Coming: Persistent Stores

Note: This is a guest blog post by Mike Dopheide. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclaimer:  If you aren't familiar with the Bro IDS software, this is going to make zero sense. The Bro development team...

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A new name for the Bro project

At this year’s BroCon (Sept. 12–14), we announced that the project is going to be renamed, and that we are seeking community input for ideas. After the issue was raised at the previous year’s BroCon panel, the leadership team felt that we needed to take the idea...

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Bro 2.5.1 released

We are very happy to announce the release of Bro v2.5.1. The new version is now available for download! This release contains a number of bug fixes. Fixes include:  Better file analysis memory management  Less cluster node communication  Correct...

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Bro Package Questionnaire

The Bro team would like to encourage the development of Bro scripts and plugins by creating a website front-end for the Bro Package Manager, with additional functionality to be determined. We are seeking input from the Bro user community as to what features would be...

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Donate to The Bro Project

Bro Community, As 2016 comes to a close, please consider adding The Bro Project to your list of charitable donations. We are managed by Software Freedom Conservancy, which is a 501(c)(3) organization and therefore exempt from US taxes. To donate via credit card, click...

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Bro 2.5 released

We are very happy to announce the release of Bro v2.5. The new version is now available for download! Here is a brief summary of some of the new features and improvements: Bro now includes the NetControl framework. This framework allows easy interaction with hard- and...

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Bro 2.5 Beta2

We are happy to announce that the second beta of Bro v2.5 is available for download. The main changes since the first beta are: Lots of small fixes to the SMB analyzer. (Note that the analyzer is disabled by default) Preliminary TLS 1.3 support. Lots of other small...

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Contributing to the Bro Project

Recently we have had a number of community members ask us for suggestions for contributing back to the Bro Project. We have updated the Community page on our website to reflect the new options available. Custom Scripts and/or Plugins We encourage Bro users to make...

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Introducing the Bro Package Manager

Bro's New Package Manager After a long period of being on Bro's development projects wishlist, Bro now has a working prototype of a package management tool.  The idea behind it is to provide Bro users with a command-line tool, bro-pkg, that they can use to manage...

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Bro News #7

Bro News #7Welcome to the Bro newsletter #7. This time we cover the following topics: Bro Events. Bro Commits: Bro v2.5 beta is here. Get your newest Bro with new features and improvements. Bro Internals: Give Bro a future, join the Future Fund. Bro EventsBroCon 2016...

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Bro 2.5 Beta

We are happy to announce the beta of Bro v2.5 is available for download! Here is a brief summary of some of the new features and improvements: Bro now includes the NetControl framework. This framework allows easy interaction with hard- and software switches,...

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@Bro_IDS: Your Bro News Feed

Since we created the Bro Twitter account @Bro_IDS in 2011, the channel has turned into one of the most effective ways for reaching out to the Bro community. Every Tweet now reaches more than 5000 followers and counting. While @Bro_IDS serves us as a microphone for our...

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