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From: Hal Flynn (flynn_at_securityfocus.com)
Date: 11/26/03

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    1. Fighting Spammers With Honeypots: Part 1
    By Laurent Oudot Nov 26, 2003

    This paper will evaluate the usefulness of using honeypots to fight
    spammers on several fronts. Part one discusses the methods spammers use to
    harvest addresses, maintain stealth and manipulate open mail relays on the
    Internet. Then honeypots will be considered that create fake email
    addresses to be harvested, identify and track spammers, and simulate open
    proxies for spammers to use.
    http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1747

    2. Fighting Spammers With Honeypots: Part 2
    By Laurent Oudot Nov 26, 2003

    Part two continues the discussion of open proxies, describes creating fake
    open mail relays with various honeypots, discusses architecture decisions,
    and then provides some recent test results that proved very successful. A
    honeypot can clearly be used to detect, slow and stop spam-related
    activities while promoting a clean Internet -- but more people must pitch
    in for them to truly make a difference.
    http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1748

    And by yours truly:
    3. Ending the Free Lunch
    By Hal Flynn (SF columnist) Nov 26, 2003

    Linux vendors spend money building security bug fixes. How much longer
    will they give them away for free?
    http://www.securityfocus.com/columnists/200

    -- 
    Hal Flynn
    Symantec Corp.
    http://www.securityfocus.com/unix
    

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