Author: O.Wichmann (5 Aug 09 5:22am)
I noticed that Project Honey Pot have modified their website to generate warning messages via a layer pop up whenever I visit it:
"WARNING! Your computer has been witnessed engaged in malicious online behavior. ProjectHoneyPot.org, the website you are attempting to access, has elected to alert [...]"
I can assure you that I'm not infested with any sorts of malware for several reasons. I merely have connectivity with a large German ISP that happens to have a lot of malware infested customers and thus I inevitably get assigned "bad" addresses at times.
I would see a point in those messages if the affected ip addresses were static, but what use has it to show this page to DSL/Cable home users with dynamically assigned addresses? The ISP I'm using is regularly shuffling ip addresses (the longest interval being 24 hrs) so this message is never going to be directed to the ones that caused the problems.
Therefore, my suggestion is to fix the site's detection code and only apply it to static address ranges, because only then will it serve the purpose it was designed for.
Post Edited (5 Aug 09 5:27am)