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Thursday, March 31, 2011

China, today I unplugged my Linux "honey pot"

I decided the best security for my little Linux server was complete disconnection. Heck, it wasn't serving a useful purpose beyond letting me bait attackers and put together a "payback" list if attacking IP addresses (which I'll probably never use, anyway). Sure, I have the IP list and may share it with some sufficiently bad dudes. Of course, I shared a few of the Chinese attack-server IP addresses in the past. But checking the attack logs just caused me negative thoughts. Given that creativity and negativism can't exist simultaneously, today I voted for creativity. Which may be the worst news I could give China. Because I might come up with an extremely creative way to use those attacking IP addresses. Legal but nevertheless creative. "Hey, Hu's crying now?" Stay tuned.

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