Project Honeypot Is Back – Sort Of

As reported recently, the Project Honeypot public web servers had been taken out of commission due to problems with insufficient infrastructure.

I have started to receive reports of visits to honeypots again, so thought I would go have a look. I was rather surprised by the statistics on a harvester caught with the aid of one of my MX records:

4 visit(s) to 0 honey pot(s)
0 message(s) resulting from harvests
525% of harvests result in messages
seen with 1 user-agent(s)

Really? I am afraid that my confidence in this project is dropping all the more when the site coders seem to lack a grasp of simple maths. (Hey, I'm not exactly Mr Numeracy, but even I can see that is not right.)

I will continue to monitor the situation; to me, the project is still a great idea, management and QA issues notwithstanding.