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Bot honeypot

An article has been posted about how bots can implement a false admin interface to lure security researchers in. It goes on to describe how essentially it is a honeypot that allows the botmaster to gather information about how others try to hack their botnet.

Interesting reading: http://www.boingboing.net/2010/11/05/botmasters-include-f.html

Cheers,
Adrien de Beaupré
Intru-shun.ca Inc.

Adrien de Beaupre

353 Posts
ISC Handler
This doesn't surprise me at all. Researchers use black hat techniques to catch them and defend against them, and black hats use the same techniques as researchers do to catch them and defend against them.
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