Project Honey Pot – Help Make The Internet A Better Place

March 3, 2009 – 6:02 PM

Project Honey Pot is the first and only distributed system for identifying spammers and the spambots they use to scrape addresses from your website. Using the Project Honey Pot system you can install addresses that are custom-tagged to the time and IP address of a visitor to your site. If one of these addresses begins receiving email we not only can tell that the messages are spam, but also the exact moment when the address was harvested and the IP address that gathered it.

To participate in Project Honey Pot, webmasters need only install the Project Honey Pot software somewhere on their website. We handle the rest — automatically distributing addresses and receiving the mail they generate. As a result, we anticipate installing Project Honey Pot should not increase the traffic or load to your website.

Admin Note: PC Sympathy now has two honey pots installed on two different sites and what reminded me to blog about this was that I got an email today that stated this site caught it’s first Harvester and this bad guy was previously unknown until today when it hit my honey pot and exposed itself.  Nice.  PC Sympathy has made the world just a wee bit better today.  🙂

Anyway, webmasters…it’s worth it to help out and there’s no additional load on your server.  All it takes is a free registration on the Project Honey Pot website and one line of code to be added to your web pages.  Well worth it, in my opinion.

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