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 bkavanaugh on Thu 11th Aug 2005 17:57 UTC in reply to "legal actions?"
bkavanaugh
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2005-07-07

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.

So what? Whether others are doing the same thing at the same time has no bearing on whether that particular hacker is doing it. Would you also say that the police shouldn't ticket someone for running a stop sign in a residential neighborhood just because others do it too?

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