LinuxSecurity.com
Share your story
The central voice for Linux and Open Source security news
Home News Topics Advisories HOWTOs Features Newsletters About Register

Welcome!
Sign up!
EnGarde Community
Login
Polls
What is the most important Linux security technology?
 
Advisories
Community
Linux Events
Linux User Groups
Link to Us
Security Center
Book Reviews
Security Dictionary
Security Tips
SELinux
White Papers
Featured Blogs
All About Linux
DanWalsh LiveJournal
Securitydistro
Latest Newsletters
Linux Advisory Watch: October 24th, 2014
Linux Security Week: October 20th, 2014
Subscribe
LinuxSecurity Newsletters
E-mail:
Choose Lists:
About our Newsletters
RSS Feeds
Get the LinuxSecurity news you want faster with RSS
Powered By

  
Hackers to the honey Print E-mail
User Rating:      How can I rate this item?
Source: BBC - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Intrusion Detection A decoy computer network set up to record every attempt to crack it open and subvert it has revealed just how active and determined malicious hackers have become. Statistics gathered by the network show that computers connected to the web are . . . A decoy computer network set up to record every attempt to crack it open and subvert it has revealed just how active and determined malicious hackers have become. Statistics gathered by the network show that computers connected to the web are scanned for weaknesses up to 14 times per day and that, on average, an attempt will be made to break into a net-connected computer every three days.

The good news is that this project has highlighted the attack patterns used by hackers, which could help people predict when they are about to face an assault.

The decoy network, made up from six machines, is operated out of the back bedroom of Lance Spitzner, a computer consultant and security expert.

Read this full article at BBC

Only registered users can write comments.
Please login or register.

Powered by AkoComment!

 
< Prev   Next >
    
Partner

 

Latest Features
Peter Smith Releases Linux Network Security Online
Securing a Linux Web Server
Password guessing with Medusa 2.0
Password guessing as an attack vector
Squid and Digest Authentication
Squid and Basic Authentication
Demystifying the Chinese Hacking Industry: Earning 6 Million a Night
Free Online security course (LearnSIA) - A Call for Help
What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits
Review: A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Fifth Edition
Yesterday's Edition
Disaster as CryptoWall encrypts US firm's entire server installation
Now Everyone Wants to Sell You a Magical Anonymity Router. Choose Wisely
Partner Sponsor

Community | HOWTOs | Blogs | Features | Book Reviews | Networking
 Security Projects |  Latest News |  Newsletters |  SELinux |  Privacy |  Home
 Hardening |   About Us |   Advertise |   Legal Notice |   RSS |   Guardian Digital
(c)Copyright 2014 Guardian Digital, Inc. All rights reserved.