What is a honeypot ?


Generally a honeypot is a website, ftp server, or email address which is a TRAP and designed to be fairly easy to access using bruteforce craxing tools or guessing…you dont want it to be TOO easy like 12345. It is being electronically monitord by law enforcement often, or other techs such as sys admins, because the person who are trying to trap, might be wary, so it has to be just easy enough  to guess, or bruteforce so they can get in. Once they have entered without permission via ‘hacking” and have no legitimate reason to be there, and no permission, you can build an easy case of violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. I have some ftp server and email addresses out there as honeypots, and they do work.


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