A Honeypot is a network-attached security system set up as a decoy to lure cyber-attackers and to detect, deflect or study hacking attempts in order to gain unauthorized access to information systems.
The function of a honeypot is to represent itself on the internet as a potential target for attackers – usually a server or other high-value target – and to gather information and notify defenders of any attempts to access the honeypot by unauthorized users. (searchsecurity.techtarget.com)
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