Trapping malware with honeypots

Hackers systematically scan the Internet for vulnerable systems with the help of self-spreading malware. On average, accessible systems are the target of an attack every three minutes whereby security loopholes are often exploited. In order to protect systems better, cyber experts study their opponents’ work. One possibility is the use of “Honeypots”. These are computers integrated into the Internet and are only there to record attempted attacks.

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