Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Honeypot Challenge

While reading a thread on a fellow TE user (docrice) posted a note about giving the honeypot challenges a try for people interested in a career in infosec. Its a pretty nifty site and post CCNA studies I think I'm going to give a challenge a shot and see if its really where I want to land eventually.

Their mission statement:
"To learn the tools, tactics and motives involved in computer and network attacks, and share the lessons learned."

In information security a honeypot is a trap (e.g., a faux server) with fake information stored on it. Its place is to bate hackers into attacking it and give them useless information while being able to gather information on the attack.

From wikipedia:
"In computer terminology, a honeypot is a trap set to detect, deflect, or in some manner counteract attempts at unauthorized use of information systems. Generally it consists of a computer, data, or a network site that appears to be part of a network, but is actually isolated and monitored, and which seems to contain information or a resource of value to attackers."

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