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LAN and PC Services Aims to Trap Spammers
Greenwich, CT, May 21, 2015 – LAN and PC Services (www.lanandpcservices.com) founder Jeff Higgins has always been proactive in the war on spam, as the matter of fact he has a history of tracking spammers since the early 2000’s. In 2005, he addressed the state of Connecticut for spamming http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/State-accused-of-spamming-243159.php. LAN and PC Services helps protect many clients with filtering, firewalls and network security monitoring; and yet the negative effects of spam are still a huge threat to businesses and individuals alike. More and more it becomes apparent that “honeypot technology” is necessary.
ROKSO keeps a list of the top spammers internationally and it is routinely updated. Spam costs businesses up to $20.5 billion annually in decreased productivity as well as in technical expenses and that cost keeps rising. The most prevalent type of spam is advertising-related email, closely followed by adult-related and unwanted emails related to financial matters. Surprisingly, scams and fraud comprise only small fraction of all spam email; however, identity theft (also known as phishing) makes up three quarters of the complaints that cause real concern and the results can be crippling.
Honeypots are designed to alert of an attacker’s presence. Attackers will use malware against anti-malware programs to see if they can dodge detection and they succeed up to 80% of the time. Traditional defense technology because advanced attackers have the knowledge and resources to ensure their attack is going to work. Honeypots should never be accessed by a legitimate user and can provide a decoy system that will cost an attacker time and effort as a way to combat spam.
Principal and founder Jeff Higgins says “Attackers are evolving, they find valid credentials online, then simply log in and walk in your front door masquerading as a legitimate user. The utilization of honeypots has allowed us to learn a lot about attackers and their latest techniques through research and monitoring. We can see the steps an attacker takes and implement valuable security measures against those vulnerabilities.”
There are production and research honeypots. Research honeypots are a virtual system that hosts the vulnerable operating system on to a network accessible to the internet. Production honeypots are really more of a decoy setup that is a more permanent solution and sets off an alert when an attacker enters. These systems tend to have low false positive rates, detect internal and external hacking and require very little maintenance once set up. LAN and PC Services is able to access a network and consult on which honeypot is best to deploy.
About LAN & PC Services
LAN & PC Services was founded in 1995 based on the observation that companies can maximize their performance with advanced skills in technological competencies. Since then our role has expanded to not only consulting and collaboration, but to back end operations, security and system maintenance. LAN and PC Services operate as a high-level liaison, bridging business objectives with technology and financial considerations.
Our team has combined experience of over 100 years. We continue to grow and expand, meeting the needs of the ever changing market.