International Journal of Engineering Research and Development (IJERD)
A honeypot is a closely monitored network decoy serving several purposes: it can distract adversaries from more valuable machines on a network, provide early warning about new attack and exploitation trends and allow in-depth examination of adversaries during and after exploitation of a honeypot. The concept of honeypots was first proposed in Clifford Stoll's book "The cuckoo's egg", and Bill Cheswick's paper "An evening with Berferd". Honeypots as an easy target for the attackers can simulate many vulnerable hosts in the network and provide them with valuable information of the attackers. Honeypots are not the solution to the network security but they are tools which are implemented for discovering unwanted activities on a network.