Malicious Web: Not just porn sites – The New Zealand Honeynet Project

ComputerWorld comments on the New Zealand Honey Net project, which produced Capture-HPC and produced a “white paper about using Capture-HPC to identify malicious Web servers.” ComputerWorld notes the project “inspected more than 300,000 URLs (nearly 149,000 hosts) for three weeks and found 306 malicious URLs served from 194 malicious servers.”They give a list of the most interesting points, these including “The highest percentage of malicious Web servers were tied directly to adult content” although all types of content “were nearly as bad; … the highest percentage of malicious Web servers were tied directly to adult content; … Only 12% of malicious URLs appeared on a blacklist; and fully patched computers blocked 100% of the malicious attempts.”
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