Thursday, June 4, 2009
Honeypots are the machines used for intrusion detection.It's basically a trap for hackers and seems to contain wealth of information in which hackers are interested in.
These computors are configured with lots of monitoring tools which keeps an eye on each and every step of hackers which helps in studying their mind set later on. Softwares installed on these computers are dual purpose.At first glance they are inviting in nature, intruders gets attracted to them and on the other hand it helps in intelligence gathering.Once the hacker breaks into the system,later studies of these machines by security administrators helps in finding the ways which attacker used to break into these systems and helps in blocking those intrusion techniques.
More details on Honey Pots can be found here