Thursday, December 10, 2015

Snort Subscriber Rule Set Update for 12/10/2015

Just released:
Snort Subscriber Rule Set Update for 12/10/2015

We welcome the introduction of the newest rule release from Talos. In this release we introduced 22 new rules and made modifications to 2489 additional rules.

The reason for the large amount of changes was our annual policy rebalancing that we announced several years ago here.  Every year adjustments are made to the ruleset to ensure it is in-line with current and emerging threats.   Old rules are retired to improve performance while maintaining detection for current security issues.

There were no changes made to the snort.conf in this release.

Talos's rule release:
Talos has added and modified multiple rules in the app-detect, browser-chrome, browser-firefox, browser-ie, browser-other, browser-plugins, browser-webkit, exploit-kit, file-executable, file-flash, file-image, file-java, file-multimedia, file-office, file-other, file-pdf, malware-cnc, netbios, os-other, os-windows, policy-other, policy-social, protocol-dns, protocol-ftp, protocol-icmp, protocol-rpc, protocol-scada, protocol-services, protocol-snmp, protocol-telnet, protocol-tftp, server-apache, server-iis, server-mail, server-oracle, server-other and server-webapp rule sets to provide coverage for emerging threats from these technologies.

In order to subscribe now to Talos's newest rule detection functionality, you can subscribe for as low as $29 US dollars a year for personal users, be sure and see our business pricing as well at Make sure and stay up to date to catch the most emerging threats!