Windows honeypot foils worms

Friday, 11 March 2005, 10:35 AM EST

Microsoft has reported it is developing new technologies to thwart worms and hacker attacks. At its recent TechFest event, it described how its Vigilante project is using "honeypots" to automatically spot and remove worms as they enter networks. Microsoft added that this is a research project, and it has not decided if or when such tools should be built into Windows.

By Roger Howorth at vnunet.

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