Another Honeypot Success

Back on February 1st, I received notification that a MX entry that I donated to Project Honeypot helped identify a previously unknown email harvester. Last Thursday, I received notification of another success.

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This is an interesting (although statistically irrelevant) speedup (about a year for the first, and about five months for the second). I’ve donated MX entries from two other domains (tangomu.com and badtomatoes.org) since then, so it’ll be interesting to see what the rate is for those (which certainly get hardly any spam compared to the original donation).

If you have the ability to, it would be great if you donated, too.

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  1. […] My second success for a donated MX entry was back in early July (the first was February 1st).  That was about a year for the first one, and then five months for the second.  Yesterday, I had a third.  While this seems like a big speed-up, this was for a different domain, so is really the first success and not the third.  Even still, that’s about a month and a half for the first success for this donated MX, compared to a year for the original donation. […]

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