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Honeypots attract hackers away from sensitive systems and files. Because honeypots are closely monitored, the intrusion is more likely to be detected before significant damage is inflicted.
- The design of a honeypot is such that it lures the hacker and provides clues as to the hacker’s methods and strategies, and the resources required to address such attacks. A honeypot allows the attack to continue, so as to obtain information about the hacker’s strategy and methods.
- A Honeypot is a behavior-based detection tool that first lures the attacker in by appealing to the attacker’s predicted pattern of malicious behavior, and then, when inside the honeypot, the network administrator can capture, log, and analyze the attacker’s behavior. This allows an administrator to gain more knowledge and build a better defense.