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Honeypot definition

A honeypot is a seemingly vulnerable computer or computer system consisting of applications and data intended as bait to catch hackers.

Honeypot examples

  • Research honeypots are mostly used by security researchers, militaries, and governments. They are created to study and analyze hackers’ activities and their progress within the honeypot.
  • Production honeypots are usually used by enterprises. They are typically set up inside a production system and are used as part of an intrusion detection system (IDS), which helps to monitor malicious activity.

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