[WEB SECURITY] honeymonkeys, client honeypots

Jay D. Dyson jdyson at treachery.net
Thu May 19 12:27:28 EDT 2005


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On Thu, 19 May 2005, Jeremiah Grossman wrote:

> Microsoft looks to "monkeys" to find Web threats 
> http://www.securityfocus.com/news/11178?ref=rss
>
> This seems like an interesting idea. Who know's what these boxes might 
> find in the wild.

 	What I will watch most closely is whether Microsoft uses its 
findings to more proactively issue security updates, or whether they'll 
simply use this surveillance data to shut down unruly web sites.  If the 
former, I'm all for it.  If the latter, then it's a lost cause.

 	Nobody's ever overcome a plague of locusts with a bunch of guys 
running around with flyswatters.

- -Jay

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