Honeypot

When security teams are trying to find out the attack methods that hackers are using, they set up a website similar to the legitimate website with lower security, known as a honeypot. When the attack commences, the security team monitors the attack methods so that they can prevent future attacks. Another reason a honeypot is set up is as a decoy so that the real web server is not attacked. A group of honeypots is called a honeynet.

Exam tip: A honeypot can be used to examine the attack method that hackers use.

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