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Re: Honeypot detection and countermeasures
From: Michael Boman <michael.boman () securecirt com>
Date: 19 Jun 2003 11:32:12 +0800

On Wed, 2003-06-18 at 10:15, Larry Colen wrote:
Good point. I was more envisioning a scenario where the client was
testing the whole security system, including the
honeypots. I.e. hiring a pen-tester without giving the pen-tester any
knowldege of the system before hand.

If I seem like a clueless newbie, I hope that I at least seem like a
polite clueless newbie. I'll crawl back into my hole and lurk a bit


There is a viable scenario for this. Let's say ACME Inc. wants to do
their own pen-tests because they
 - Don't like to pay outsiders to do it
 - Want to compete with the company
 - They want to steal their tools and techniques
 - insert your own paranoid explanation for the "why" bit

They hire a group of people to hack their systems and record everything
so once the exercise is over ACME Inc. now knows the tools and
techniques of that particular pen test group.

It's unlikely, but possible. Haven't happen to me (yet).

Best regards
 Michael Boman

Michael Boman
Security Architect, SecureCiRT Pte Ltd

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