Discuss any aspect of “honeypots” and share your views on the value of such honeypots for ethical hackers, or how as a security professional you can protect yourself against providing such honeypots for exploitation. At least 2 to 3 paragraph.
Response to the Class Post.
Honeypots are designed to protect computer systems from hackers, spammers and automated attacks, such as many viruses, Trojans and worms. In essence, these are computers and networks loaded with very tempting files for the hackers, who deliberately expose themselves to being attacked.
The advantages offered by honeypots are that they can prevent attacks of all kinds. Being a real system, it contains all the known and unknown software faults that any other system can contain. If an attacker tries to take advantage of an unknown fault, it will be the interaction with the machine itself, to try to exploit the fault, which will alert the problem and help discover this new failure. The advantage of the honeypot is that, whether the attack is new or not, the attack attempt will alert the administrator, and this will allow them to be alert as soon as possible of the potential danger.
I think that a honeypot is a great ally to defend your network, although the concept is to attract attacks, the best tactic to defend is to know how the enemy acts and what better to put a bait which will not pose a risk to our network, and it will help us to know how the attack affects and in what way.