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honeymonkey

honeymonkey
 n.— «The software giant’s Cybersecurity and Systems Management (CSM) research group are building a system of virtual Windows XP computers that crawl the Web looking for sites that use unreported vulnerabilities to compromise customer’s PCs. Dubbed “honeymonkeys,” the virtual machines run a full version of Windows XP with monitoring software and crawl high-risk areas of the Web looking for trouble.» —“Microsoft looks to “monkeys” to find Web threats” by Robert Lemos SecurityFocus May 17, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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