Project Honey Pot is the first and only distributed system for identifying spammers and the spambots they use to scrape addresses from your website. Using the Project Honey Pot system you can install addresses that are custom-tagged to the time and IP address of a visitor to your site. If one of these addresses begins receiving email they not only can tell that the messages are spam, but also the exact moment when the address was harvested and the IP address that gathered it.
To participate in Project Honey Pot, webmasters need only install the Project Honey Pot software somewhere on their website. Project Honey Pot handles the rest — automatically distributing addresses and receiving the mail they generate. As a result, Project Honey Pot anticipates installing Project Honey Pot should not increase the traffic or load to your website.
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A honeypot is a decoy computer system for trapping hackers or tracking unconventional or new hacking methods. Honeypots are designed to purposely engage and deceive hackers and identify malicious activities performed over the Internet. Multiple honeypots can be set on a network to form a honeynet. There are many advantages to honeypots. The main one is the ease with which they are employed. Another advantage is that although honeypots seek small amounts of hacker information, the information is considered highly valuable for studying and uncovering hackers’ motivations. Honeypot systems are not perfect, however. They contain the usual technology risks such as firewall penetration, broken encryption methods and failure to detect attacks. In addition, honeypots are unable to detect attacks against systems that are not honeypot systems. There are two different kinds of honeypots. They are classified based on their deployment method: •Production Honeypot: Used by companies and corporations for the purpose of researching the motives of hackers as well as diverting and mitigating the risk of attacks on the overall network. •Research Honeypot: Used by nonprofit organizations and educational institutions for the sole purpose of researching the motives and tactics of the hacker community for targeting different networks. Honeypots are not always designed to identify hackers. Honeypot developers are often more interested in getting into the minds of hackers, which then permits them to design more secure systems, as well as to educate other professionals about the lessons learned through their efforts. Overall, honeypots are considered an effective method to track hacker behavior and heighten the effectiveness of computer security tools. Hope you liked this post? Keep sharing and support us! Follow @deep.tech for more interesting tech stuff!! #hack #hacking #hacked #pentesting #security #root #kali #admin #password #exploit #website #pentest #metasploit #linux #devlife #ethicalhacker #ethicalhack #ethicalhacking #infosec #kalilinux #coder #vulnerability #pwned #password #user #passwd #epic #anonymous #programming #artificialintelligence #python
Project Honey Pot collates, processes, and share the data generated by your site with you. Project Honey Pot also works with law enforcement authorities to track down and prosecute spammers. Harvesting email addresses from websites is illegal under several anti-spam laws, and the data resulting from Project Honey Pot is critical for finding those breaking the law.
Additionally, Project Honey Pot will periodically collate the email messages they receive and share the resulting corpus with anti-spam developers and researchers. The data participants in Project Honey Pot will help to build the next generation of anti-spam software.
Project Honey Pot was created by Unspam Technologies, Inc — an anti-spam company with the singular mission of helping design and enforce effective anti-spam laws. Project Honey Pot is always looking to partner with top software developers and enforcement authorities. If there is some way Project Honey Pot can help you fight spam, please don’t hesitate to contact them.projecthoneypot.org
Originally posted 2012-02-02 16:11:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter