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Host Based Information Gathering Honeypots for Network Security

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Executive Summary

Honeypots are an exciting new technology which is widely used in the areas of computer and Internet security that, allows the authors to turn the tables on the bad guys. It is a resource, which is intended to be attacked and computerized to gain more information about the attacker, and used tools. Compared to an intrusion detection system, honeypots have the big advantage that they do not generate false alerts as each observed traffic is suspicious, because no productive components are running in the system. The goal of this paper is to show the possibilities of honeypots and their use in research as well as productive environment.

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