Group Enlists Honey Pots to Catch IM Threats
Source: Ryan Naraine - Posted by Joe Shakespeare   
Security IMlogic Inc. on Tuesday announced plans to use so-called honey pots, or vulnerable machines, to track malicious virus activity on instant messaging and peer-to-peer networks.

In partnership with a slew of big-name IM and anti-virus vendors, the Waltham, Mass.-based IMlogic is heading up the establishment of a Threat Center to gather intelligence and provide early virus warnings.

The Threat Center initiative revolves around the controversial honey-potting technique used to monitor and track illegal intrusions on a host or network that has been deliberately exposed with known security vulnerabilities.

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