Sunday, August 5, 2007

Web 2.0 will Protected by Websense (HoneyJax)

a threat detection system designed to spot Web 2.0 attacks has developed by Websense Inc. soon after they are launched.

The system is Called HoneyJax, out attacks on social networking sites will root by the system, wikis and blogs, and then update the company's Web Security Suite to protect users from malicious Web sites or pages.

This system is Similar to "honeypot" systems, which are placed on the Internet to lure conventional online attackers, Dan Hubbard say that "HoneyJax is designed to attract this new generation of Web-based attacks", vice president of security research with Websense. He says "The system allows you to track exploits in the Web 2.0 world and helps assist in the identification of misuse of these technologies," .

On sunday Hubbard will be introducing the technology at a DefCon conference here in Las Vegas.

Sites like MySpace.com are forced to perform a balancing act as they free their users to develop cool new features for the Web sites, security expert say. That's because cool new Web 2.0 features often come at the expense of security.

MySpace.com has been the subject of several attacks over the past year, including a phishing incident in late June where dozens of user accounts were hijacked and used to attack visiting computers.
Posted by Ribhararnus Pracutian at 7:17 AM |  
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