- The University of Texas and Erik Jonsson School of Computer Science and Engineering researchers have designed ‘Red Herring’ that fights ‘Heartbleed’ virus by automating the process of creating decoy servers, so as to allure the hackers leading them to believe they have gained access to confidential, secure information, when in reality they are being monitored, analysed and traced.
- This ‘Red Herring’ algorithm converts a patch (code that is used to fix new vulnerabilities) into a honeypot that attracts and traps the hackers instead of merely blocking them, gains information about the information being hacked, the working of the malicious code and can trace back to the hacker.
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