Virus honey-pots to immunise the web !

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    Researchers at Tel Aviv University have published a plan to rid the internet of viruses using a network of automated virus clean-up systems. The plan centres on a network of so-called 'honey-pot' computers, which are designed to look like unpatched PCs. These PCs attract viruses and automatically work out a viral signature file and start to distribute the cure immediately. All the other honey-pots in the network are updated automatically and start to put out countermeasures simultaneously.

    The paper is published in the latest edition of Natura Physics at http://www.nature.com/physics/index.html

    an interesting concept ! if it were to become a reality, could throw the present av cos out of bizness :)
     
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    Great concept.
    Actually , the concept of honey-pots isnt new in the internet.
    Companies routinely use honey-pots to determine where the mischief mongers are trying to attack them from .

    Regarding , the AV companies being wiped out , looks like it wont gonna happen . Why ?
    Dont ever underestimate the power of human stupidity ;) . No matter how many methods exist to keep the internet virus-free , ppl always find innovative ways to get themselves infected.

    Lets see what fellow forum users say .
     
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    do they use Linux for Honey pots..any ideas..
     
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    It seems a very nice concept
     
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