The Honeypot Experiment

Arstechnica gives a nice summary of an article in USA Today about an experiment involving ‘monitoring six “honeypot” computers for two weeks — set up to see what kind of malicious traffic they would attract.’

Less than four minutes from start of the test, an intruder breaks into Windows XP SP1.

Wow. Kids, start using a firewall right now if you aren’t already.

Read both the articles and you will learn a lot. Even if you thought you knew everything. :)

One Response to “The Honeypot Experiment”

  1. Karanbir Singh Says:

    You could always just move to Linux…

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