[access-uk] Re: "Honey Pot"

hi Douglas, don't want to alarm you, but this has nothing to do with screen readers, it is something you have downloaded recently.
I had exactly the same, a while ago, and eventually I tracked it down from sygates security log.
its a trojan, and what it does every time the honey pot message flashes up, it is taking a screen shot of your screen, so it records key strokes, and other sensitive information such as passwords, account details etc.
then from time to time it will send the info back to someone usually through a encrypted mailer service to the persons who may use it for there own means.
I had to remove web route spy sweeper, then reinstall it before it would pick it up.
a system restore doesn't fix the problem, you think its gone and it still popped up from time to time.
so remove spy sweeper, reinstall it, and you should be ok.
I also recommend trojan guard as well.
hth
----- Original Message ----- From: "Douglas Harrison" <harrison1d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 1:33 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: "Honey Pot"



Thanks Christopher. At least I now know that it is unlikely to be due to something
undesirable being picked up by my machine. I installed Free Download Manager yesterday
and was beginning to suspect that to be the culprit.


incidentally I use Hal, so that whatever the cause it is apparently not peculiar to a particular
screen reader.



Douglas


On 10 Oct 2006 at 9:14, Christopher Hallsworth wrote:

THis has been menitoned a lot on another mailing I've subscribed to, and
it turns out that there is a known issue with your screen reader and
spysweeper. I'm not sure what causes it, but I know it's a known issue.
The developers are aware of it as well. On Tue, 10 Oct 2006 08:27:25
+0100, "Douglas Harrison" <harrison1d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> said: > I booted up
my lap top (not part of any network etc.) this morning and > was > in
another part of the room when it reached the desktop. I heard the >
usual > screen reader announcemen that it was on the desktop, and then
shortly > afterwards the words "Honey Pot", but when I got to the machine
and > investigated, whatever had caused the Honey Pot announcement had >
vanished. A software firewall is running as are Spysweeper and NOD32 >
and regular sweeps/scans by the latter two programs give a clean bill of >
health. > > There is plenty of info on "Honey Pots" on Google, but much of
it seems > irrelevant to this particular situation. > > Perhaps it is
nothing to worry about, but if anyone could suggest what > might > be
happening I would be most grateful. > > Many thanks, > > > > Douglas > >



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