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Port 25: Honeypots and User-Mode-Linux (UML)

Jul 25, 2006, 19:00 (4 Talkback[s])

"In technical terms, a honeypot performs a function very similar to that of a 'honeypot' in the outside world: a sweet lure. A 'honeypot' is a system designed with the purpose of attracting the attention of prospective attackers, to assess how they are attempting to infiltrate the machine and what they doing once they gain access. There are literally thousands of honeypot networks and systems setup by security professionals and hobbyists worldwide. These systems can provide a wealth of information into forensics and assessing trends in network intrusion.

"This is Part One of a two part tech tip, which will address the setup of User Mode Linux (UML) for honeypot use. Part Two of the tech tip will cover the containment of intrusions and other security topics that arise while using UML as a honeypot. Also addressed in Part two will be the 'forensics' i.e. identifying what exploits were tried on the honeypot..."

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