The Falcon team, which is responsible for Digital Forensics (DF) and Incident Response (IR) at SECUINFRA, is now also active on Mastodon, more specifically the infosec.exchange instance. Mastodon is a microblogging service that can be compared to Twitter. However, there is a significant difference: The network is decentralized and based on public protocols. Users can therefore operate their own instance of Mastodon via their own server.
On Mastodon, our DFIR experts provide information about current IT security vulnerabilities, detailed malware analyses and valuable insights from their research projects in the field of detection, analysis and defense against cyber attacks.
Be sure to check them out now! You can find the Mastodon Channel of the SECUINFRA Falcon Team here!
Mastodon describes itself as a decentralized social network with open source code. The Mastodon software was developed in 2016 by German programmer Eugen Rochko. Maintenance and further development of the software are financed by donations. Mastodon is ad-free and does not engage in tracking. Unlike Twitter, it is not a single website; users can run their own instance of Mastodon via their own server. This can either be connected to the main platform or kept separate as a private server.
Mastodon counted over five million registered users for the first time in mid-April 2022. After the Twitter acquisition at the end of October 2022, there was a sharp increase in user accounts: At the beginning of December 2022, there were already over eight million.