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Google Summer of Code 2010 The Honeynet Project

Developing an Instant Messenger Honeypot

by glaslos for The Honeynet Project

Analyzing Instant Messaging Spam (Spim) is a very complex task. Spim is distributed using the current victim's contact list and some sort of social engineering. This facilitates the fast and rapid spread of Spim. This new type of honeypot should help us to get some first insight into malware distribution and client infection using instant messaging protocols and social engineering.