Use of Honeypots to Increase Awareness Regarding Network Security
Honeypots are closely monitored decoys that are employed in a network to study the trail of hackers and to alert network administrators of a possible intrusion. Honeypots are a relatively new technique for achieving network security. While other techniques for securing networks, e.g., IDS, Firewall, etc., are made to keep the attackers out, for the first time in the history of network security there is a technique which intends to keep the attackers 'In' thus allowing the researchers to gain more insight into the workings of an attacker. With the rapid development of Internet and the advent of the network socialization, network security has been more concerned in the technologies.