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'Honeypots' let security pros track hackers

When a group of suspected Pakistani hackers broke into a U.S.
Written by ZDNET Editors, Contributor on

When a group of suspected Pakistani hackers broke into a U.S.-based computer system in June, they thought they had found a vulnerable network to use as an anonymous launching pad to attack Web sites across India. But what they had done was walk right into a trap known as a honeypot -- a specially equipped system deployed by security professionals to lure hackers and track their every move. Full story. -- Keith Johnson, Wall Street Journal

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