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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What idea?
by Sphinx on Thu 11th Aug 2005 16:15 UTC
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There is no shortage of infected windows machines. Millions of idiots find malicious web sites every day. Their reach far out stretches their grasp on this one, the problem is not that people are using the exploits, the problem is people are using their POS leaky browser. A publicity stunt to make people feel like they are pro active is not real impressive, sorry. A bulletproof browser and secure os, now that would be impressive.

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