March 7, 2001

'Decoy nets' gain backers in battle against 'hackers'

Author: JT Smith

You've probably heard of a 'honeypot' -- a single computer system set up to catch crackers in the act of a system break-in. The latest security concept, known as 'decoy nets' -- an entire network of honeypots, complete with simulated network traffic, designed to keep crackers busy doing no harm for as long as possible. Mentioned in the "this is why you, yes you, should be concerned" area of the story is a root exploit that wreaks havoc on Linux systems. Read the story at CNN.


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