‘Chaff Bug’ Defense Rolls Out Shiny Objects for Attackers to Find
- Tara Seals for threatpost
- August 8, 2018
- Source: https://threatpost.com/chaff-bug-defense-rolls-out-shiny-objects-for-attackers-to-find/134817/
Camouflage and distraction have long been hallmarks of warfare, and it’s no different when it comes to the cyber-front. A group of researchers from New York University [Tandon School of Engineering] are taking the idea further than it’s gone before with the idea of introducing decoy bugs into code – ultimately non-exploitable vulnerabilities that can attract attacker interest and waste their time, thus eating up their resources.