Honeynet Project sweetens hacker bait
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Intrusion Detection The Honeynet Project--a group of experts in computer security, information intelligence and psychology--unveiled Thursday its plans for improving "honeynets," collections of computers designed to let hackers break into a false network while allowing investigators to watch their every move.. . . The Honeynet Project--a group of experts in computer security, information intelligence and psychology--unveiled Thursday its plans for improving "honeynets," collections of computers designed to let hackers break into a false network while allowing investigators to watch their every move.

The new software and hardware that project leaders proposed at the Black Hat Briefings security conference will make honeynets easier to set up and effectively invisible, turning cracking computers into a complex game of online Russian roulette for would-be intruders.

"Right now, the attackers are not worried because there is only one honeynet," said Lance Spitzner, a senior engineer with Sun Microsystems and leader for The Honeynet Project. "The more we deploy, however, the faster we will find (the attackers). We'll be watching."

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