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NewsForge: 'Know Your Enemy': Everything You Need to Know About Honeypots

Sep 28, 2004, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lance Spitzner)

"Honeypots are a relatively new and highly dynamic technology. Because they are so dynamic, it is difficult to define just what they are. Honeypots are unique in that they are not a solution in and of themselves; they do not solve a specific security problem. Instead, they are highly flexible tools with many different information security applications.

"This contrasts with such technologies as firewalls and intrusion detection systems (IDSs), which are easier to define and understand as they solve specific problems. Firewalls are a prevention technology; they are network or host solutions that keep attackers out..."

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