Warez Honeypot

January 31, 2003

Looking through some of the Google searches that hit my site , I wonder why the SPA doesn’t setup a honeypot-esque system where they have a site on the web, Geocities, Tripod , or various ISPs around the country, and fill those pages with information in regards to software that they represent. Track who hits those sites searching for cracks and hacks for trial software or even warez, then look even further at where they’re getting their network access. They could gather that information and see how many times a user from bigco.com hit Google looking for warez. They could then use that as a basis for a widespread company audit of software.