Researchers at Microsoft are creating their own version of a million monkeys to crawl the internet looking for threats in an effort to secure the web for Windows.
The software giant’s Cybersecurity and Systems Management (CSM) research group are building a system of virtual Windows XP computers that crawl the web looking for sites that use unreported vulnerabilities to compromise customer’s PCs. Dubbed “honeymonkeys,” the virtual machines run a full version of Windows XP with monitoring software and crawl high-risk areas of the web looking for trouble.
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