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Using the VIE Tool in conjunction with Insight Cache Server

Created: 12 Feb 2013 | 2 comments

A question from our Security Enginneer dealing with the VIE & INSIGHT CACHE Server:

When the VIE vietool. C: --generate --hash it sets a file attribute and sends hash values to the SIC.

Why would you want to use --hash to send to the SIC when the attribute should stop it from being further analyzed.

His concern is wasting cache space and redundant file exceptiosn and how to best utlize the space in the cache.

Is this a valid question?


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ᗺrian's picture

If the hash changes, it means the file has been modified in some way (possibly compromised or tampered with by malware).

Please click the "Mark as solution" link at bottom left on the post that best answers your question. This will benefit admins looking for a solution to the same problem.

SebastianZ's picture

As per  - the hash is being send to SIC only when the -hash attribute is being used. By default for the files marked as clean the hash is not being forwarded to SIC. As mentioned by Brian this informaiton may be useful if the hash changes.