Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Aug 2005 18:51 UTC, submitted by Not_Today
Privacy, Security, Encryption Microsoft unveiled details of its Strider HoneyMonkey research, a project that sniffs out sites hosting malicious code, and hands the information to other parts of the company for patching or legal action. The technical report (pdf) outlines the concept of cruising the Web with multiple automated Windows XP clients - some unpatched, some partially patched, some patched completely - to hunt for Web sites that exploit browser vulnerabilities.
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RE: legal actions?
by Night on Wed 10th Aug 2005 23:39 UTC in reply to "legal actions?"
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But shutting down a hacker with legal action is a nonsense, since there is for sure 10 others which are doing the same at the same time.

Just like the others who are spamming through open proxies and SMTP relays or running the latest phishing scam?

A lack of reporting and responsible action allows the problems to continue in perpetuity, whether it's a worm infected user or malicious websites.

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