Honeypots: Bait for the Cracker
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Intrusion Detection The Honeynet Project team, an invitation-only security group, has been working with the project, a network that exists only to allow the team to watch who cracks it, in order to determine what crackers do and why they do it. The . . . The Honeynet Project team, an invitation-only security group, has been working with the project, a network that exists only to allow the team to watch who cracks it, in order to determine what crackers do and why they do it. The team will soon publish a paper on their research.

But some say that honeynets and honeypots, single servers used for cracker observation, are really nothing more than electronic wiretapping and entrapment and charge that the systems are unethical and possibly illegal.

London SecTech systems administrator Dan Adams, who is following the project closely, said that honeynets are ethically similar to installing electronic surveillance equipment in a nursery school.

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