July 23rd, 2003, 01:23 AM
Honeytokens: The Other Honeypot
Lance Spitzner of Honeynet released a paper last week called Honeytokens: The Other Honeypot . He got an overwhelming amount of feedback - corrections and suggestions - and has re-released the paper.
Here is an excerpt:
To read the full SecurityFocus paper click here: Honeytokens: The Other Honeypot
The concept of honeytokens are not new. This concept is as old as security itself. For example, I've read discussions of map-making companies inserting bogus cities or roads into their maps to determine if competitors are selling copied versions of their own maps. In Cliff Stoll's book "The Cuckoo's Egg," we learn how he deploys digital files to track and monitor a German hacker. While the concept is not new, the term is. What makes honeytokens new and exciting is we now have a single term to bring these concepts together for the information security community.