[access-uk] Re: "Honey Pot"

  • From: Douglas Harrison <harrison1d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 13:33:27 +0100

Thanks Christopher.  At least I now know that it is unlikely to be due to 
undesirable being picked up by my machine.  I installed Free Download Manager 
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.


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 > >  


Douglas Harrison

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