any advice on these? (IDS & honey pot selection)

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  1. puddingalien

    puddingalien Registered Member

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    I found this site and would like the oppinion on someone more knowledgeable as to if any of these are worth looking into. Does anyone have any experience with them or will to try them?

    http://www.honeypots.net/ids/products
    http://www.honeypots.net/honeypots/products

    This would be for a home system, sometimes with wireless or fiberoptic, winxp sp2. I was reading on how insecure wireless is, is there something good that will do it for me?
    And the honeypot/tarpit thing, would somthing like this make the system more vulnerable, just attract?
    I'm not very technically attuned with computers, just a standard user, but the ads make the stuff seem interesting.

    How does this fit in with normal firewalls like outpost? Do they not already handle the wireless? It would be nice to have something that would detect and fix the router/wireless insecurity and be able to protect from wardialing.

    What about the programs that open ports instead of stealthing but have something fake there, honeypot or tarpit? Is that more or less security?
    I like the tarpit idea that catches them.

    Feedback is appreciated. Thanks.

    http://www.honeypots.net/ids/products
    http://www.honeypots.net/honeypots/products
     
  2. Devinco

    Devinco Registered Member

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    Hi puddingalien,

    Don't play with fire unless you are a fire fighter.
    With a honeypot, you will attract the bad guys. But when they arrive, what will you do with them?
    Leave it to the experts who want to learn about new hacker exploits and malware.
    It is much better for regular users to hide from the bad guys than put up a big sign that says attack me. And besides if you do set it up and make one small mistake that they find, they will get in to your computer.
     
  3. puddingalien

    puddingalien Registered Member

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    well, that's what it sounded like to me, too, but...?
    and anyone try any of those IDS products?
     
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