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Gas Stations In the Bullseye
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SgS125
SgS125,
User Rank: Ninja
7/1/2015 | 9:58:39 AM
Invaluable information gained by honeypot intel
You can't really put a value to the information gained by knowing what your adversary is looking at, trying to find, or simply what tools are used against infrastructures.   It seesm silly that you would not want this intel.

It's not a bear you are coaxing in, its a small blind rodent who scampers around hiding from the light.  Honeypots allow us to gather the information needed to deter the next infestation of vermin.

If we all worked together and shared the intel from honeypots our defenses would have a power multiplier many times greater than the damm hidden zero day expoloits used to further the ill will of many unknown players.

So shine some light and watch the rats scatter,  you won't find a bear among them.
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
6/30/2015 | 10:56:16 PM
Legion
Reminds me of the time I was walking down the street and I saw "We are legion" scrawled in chalk on the sidewalk.

Not as many style points for that one.  ;)
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
6/30/2015 | 10:51:49 PM
Re: Poking the Bear
They're useful for their purposes, but good point that honeypots can create more risk.

Of course, if you can use the honeypot to then track the attacker down for swift justice -- effectively killing the bear, stuffing it, and displaying it at your home -- you potentially deter other bears.
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
6/30/2015 | 10:53:22 AM
Re: Poking the Bear
I'm sure it is. Like everything it has its benefits as well as its detriments. There are multiple ideologies on this subject and can't say that any is more right than the other. It was just my opinion that bating criminals isn't always the best practice.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
6/30/2015 | 10:41:59 AM
Re: Poking the Bear
A honeypot is very useful as long as you know what you are doing. 
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
6/30/2015 | 10:00:39 AM
Poking the Bear
I understand the utilization of honeypots and honeynets however I'm can't say I'm an advocate. It's like seeing a bear and instead of trying to scare it away with loud noises you lure it with honey into your basement to avoid it being in the main levels of your house or yard. Most likely you'll aggravate the bear/malicious intender and you run a higher risk of them messing up your house/network or worse.


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