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What is Honeypot in cyber security?

A decoy system set up to attract and study attackers.

A honeypot is a decoy system or network set up to attract cyber attackers and study their methods. It acts as a trap, mimicking a real system with vulnerabilities to lure hackers. By analyzing the actions of attackers, security professionals can gain insights into new attack techniques and improve their defenses. Honeypots are used as a proactive security measure to detect and understand potential threats without risking actual sensitive data or systems.