Specter: a commercial honeypot solution for Windows

Wednesday, 9 April 2003, 1:32 PM EST

This is the third installment in an ongoing series of articles looking at honeypots. In the first two papers, we discussed the OpenSource honeypot Honeyd, how it works, and a deployment in the wild. In this paper we will look at a different honeypot, the commercially supported solution Specter.

Similar to Honeyd, Specter's primary value is detection. However, that is where the similarities end, these two honeypots are different as night and day. Many of Honeyd's strength's are Specter's weaknesses, just as many of Honeyd's weaknesses are Specter's strengths. This is why these two honeypots make for such an excellent comparison. Keep in mind that, as true with most honeypots, neither is better then the other, it all depends on what you are looking for.

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