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CNET News: Honeypots Get Stickier for Hackers

Apr 15, 2003, 08:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Lemos)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"If Lance Spitzner has his way, network defenders will get sweeter on the 'honeypot'--a traditional method of detecting online intruders.

"Spitzner and two dozen members of the Honeynet Project hope new changes to the group's open-source honeypot technology will help the method become much more popular among security companies and others. The technology is designed to help users forge their own honeypots--faked computers and networks that serve as decoys for discovering online miscreants.

"The changes, to be outlined in a paper that will be published online Monday, were described in a speech Spitzner gave here at the CanSecWest security show. The new features will help honeypots become harder for intruders to detect and easier to deploy for companies and even home users..."

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