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Computer scientists' tool fools hackers into sharing keys for better security
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Computer scientists have came up with a tool that would help with future cyber attacks. Computer scientists from the University of Texas developed a defense that welcomes hackers instead of blocking them. DEEP-Dig (DEcEPtion DIGing) leads the hackers into a site that is set up as a decoy. The site allows the computer to learn from the hackers’ tactics against future attacks. With the information that is collected from this decoy site, it is then used to train the computer on how to stop any future attacks. Instead of solely looking at the current cybersecurity attacks as a negative, computer scientists are starting to view these as a learning method to better protect computers and software against any attacks in the future, making it harder for hackers. By using the data from the hackers that are on this decoy site, it will help train the machine to better identify an attack.
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