Kraken is a simple cross-platform Yara scanner that can be built for Windows, Mac, FreeBSD and Linux. It is primarily intended for incident response, research and ad-hoc detections (not for endpoint protection). Following are the core features:
Scan running executables and memory of running processes with provided Yara rules (leveraging go-yara).
Scan executables installed for autorun (leveraging go-autoruns).
Scan the filesystem with the provided Yara rules.
Report any detection to a remote server provided with a Django-based web interface.
Run continuously and periodically check for new autoruns and scan any newly-executed processes. Kraken will store events in a local SQLite3 database and will keep copies of autorun and detected executables.
Some features are still under work or almost completed:
Installer and launcher to automatically start Kraken at startup.
Download updated Yara rules from the server.