Trapping hackers in the honeypot

It is rare that you would willingly let vandals and burglars into your home but a controlled environment like a honeypot computer lets you do the technological equivalent in relative safety.

The idea of letting the PC get infected was to see exactly what nasty programs hit our machine and how easy it was to recover from infection.

Firstly, we visited a few of the websites mentioned in the many fake security warnings that pop-up unprompted thanks to loopholes in Windows Messenger. BBC NEWS | Technology | Trapping hackers in the honeypot

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 11th October 2006 3:12AM