Microsoft Files Patent for Strider HoneyMonkey Exploit Finder

Microsoft has filed a patent claim for the Strider HoneyMonkey malware/exploit detection system created by its internal research unit.The claim, currently being reviewed at Peer-to-Patent, is a clear signal that the two-year-old research project could soon find itself in a software product coming out of the Redmond, Wash., software vendor.The HoneyMonkey system, first discussed in […]

Microsoft has filed a patent claim for the Strider HoneyMonkey malware/exploit detection system created by its internal research unit.

The claim, currently being reviewed at Peer-to-Patent, is a clear signal that the two-year-old research project could soon find itself in a software product coming out of the Redmond, Wash., software vendor.

The HoneyMonkey system, first discussed in August 2005, is best described as an automated Web patrol that uses multiple Windows computers -- some unpatched and some fully updated -- to streamline the process of finding zero-day Web-based exploits.

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