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 Fighting Hackers

Mayank Sharma tells us how to further thwart the hackers in a recent NewsForge article. The honeypot technique revealed aims to confuse and distract potential attackers. From the article -- "A honeypot is software that attracts hostile activity by masquerading as a vulnerable system. While it's running, the honeypot gathers information about attackers and their techniques and patterns. Honeypots distract crackers from more valuable machines on a network, and provide early warning about attacks and exploitation trends." -- [Full Article]

 (Submitted by Brice Burgess Mon Apr 4, 2005 )

  Mayank Sharma tells us how to further thwart the hackers in a recent NewsForge article. The honeypot technique revealed aims to confuse and distract potential attackers. From the article -- "A honeypot is software that attracts hostile activity by masquerading as a vulnerable system. While it's running, the honeypot gathers information about attackers and their techniques and patterns. Honeypots distract crackers from more valuable machines on a network, and provide early warning about attacks and exploitation trends." -- [Full Article]


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