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Breaking Honeypots For Fun And Profit
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AlirezaM983
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AlirezaM983,
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9/15/2015 | 11:44:42 PM
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felixonline
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felixonline,
User Rank: Strategist
8/5/2015 | 4:18:19 AM
Not a fan either, but..
Don't disagree with the article and comments from folks. However, I think it is less about the concept and more about its positioning, use-cases and robustness/quality of implementation. Honeypots and their predecessors have been around for a while and have helped improve our knowledge of threats and attacks, methodologies etc. However, relying on these for cyber defence would be getting the balance wrong. I am aware of some innovative use-cases that use honeypots to test the quality of security defences in that provide a vantage point to the attacker but have other layers prevent or resist further proliferation and penetration. Clearly, excellent academic and research value. To summarise, this could be one of the layers however like the others I agree we should invest our time and energy in understanding the real-world problem rather than chase honeypot data !!
GadiE551
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8/3/2015 | 7:27:30 PM
Re: Not a fan
That's exactly the point, assuming compromise as we learned to do the past few years we KNOW the attackers are already inside. We don't need to lure them in. What we need is a way to detect them fast with low false positives, and get all the forensics data while we do it. Deception does that.
RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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8/3/2015 | 2:35:25 PM
Not a fan
For these reasons I am not a believer in leveraging honeypots/nets. Why poke the bear and piss him off? Rather lets build perimeters so the bear can't get in and catch us sleeping instead of luring it into the secondary perimeter with honey and hoping to God that he doesn't get out.


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