Honeypots


Dewan Chowdhury on Hacking Power Grids

Threatpost editor Mike Mimoso talks with Dewan Chowdhury, the founder and CEO of MalCrawler, about hacking power grids and describes a honeypot they built to mimic an energy management system.


Innovations in botnet technology threaten the usefulness of honeypots, one of the main ways to study how bot herders control networks of zombie PCs. Computer scientists led by Cliff Zou and colleagues at the University of Central Florida warn that bot herders can now avoid honeypots – unprotected computers outfitted with monitoring software – set up by security firms. Read the full article. [The Register]

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