What is a Honeypot?


Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

honeypot sitting on a brown paper on a table. Spoon in honey. Honey jar.

In 1986, systems administrator Clifford Stoll noticed nine seconds of unpaid computer time at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Upon being asked to resolve this, Stoll eventually came to the conclusion that a hacker had illegally gained access to their network by exploiting a vulnerability. Stoll decided he would set up a trap for the hacker. He … Read more