Posts by: Thibault Reuille

The Hacker’s Manifesto Revisited

Another one got caught today, it’s all over the papers. “Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal”, “Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering”… Damn kids. They’re all alike.

You may have recognized the opening lines of this now legendary text. The Hacker’s Manifesto, first published in Phrack #7 in 1986, was written by “The Mentor” shortly after his arrest. It is now part of the common hacker knowledge and stays a monument of the cyber culture. Today, we would like to give it ...

OpenGraphiti: The open source data visualization engine for busy hackers

Here at OpenDNS we have been working on a next-generation data visualization tool. We have been using this tool extensively to provide new insights into, and unique perspectives of, our intelligence database. The project has now reached a certain level of maturity and we are extremely proud to announce OpenGraphiti!

So, what is it ?

OpenGraphiti is a new data visualization engine focused on 3D rendering. It can visualize any relational data by connecting various entities with ‘like’ relationships. In addition to the visualization ...

Realistic Network Rendering with PovRay

Leveraging Raytracers for Fun and Profit.

We’ve exposed a couple of methods to explore graphs in 3 dimensions in earlier blog posts. We were interested in realtime rendering in order to navigate inside our security data interactively. We’ve provided videos and online demos of our 3D engine but also details about the force-directed clustering algorithms. These technical details progressively give an overview of the visualization framework we are building here at OpenDNS.

Today, we will explain a fun way to ...

CanSecWest Vancouver 2014 Report

A few weeks ago, Ping Yan and I went to Vancouver for the CanSecWest conference in order to present our talk entitled “Intelligent Use of Intelligence: Design to Discover”. Being accepted at this worldwide event, needless to say, we were pretty excited!

This article will give a short overview and a quick recap of all the speakers/events that caught our attention.

We left beautiful San Francisco on March 10th and went directly to our Vancouver office. The weather was sunny ...

Data Exploration : A virtual tour of the Security Graph

Data visualization is essential to understanding the underlying patterns of our DNS traffic. Over the last few months, we’ve spent tremendous effort developing a 3D engine capable of rendering semantic graphs applied to our DNS problematics. But that’s not all – in order to provide a better analysis of the modern security threats, we also required an intelligent way to build appropriate datasets. Through the combination of 3D knowledge and improved use of the Ripple Effect, we are now able ...