Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday May 27, 2015

Black Box Lures Hackers Into Honeypots

This little black box looks promising. Too bad it doesn't work like devices in the movies do. Once a hack is detected, a jolt of electricity immediately disables the hacker's PC, stuns the crook and alerts the authorities to their location. wink

South African security firm Thinkst is hoping to give new life to an old ideaآ—the honeypotآ—in a bid to help organizations detect security breaches and intruders in their private networks. Thinkst's Canary is a simple network appliance and corresponding online monitoring service that makes it easy to set up juicy-looking targets on the corporate LAN that will sound the alarm if any attempt is made to access them.