The computing equivalent of a trap.

In common usage, a honeypot refers to a trap that entices the intended target. This trap is characteristically tempting and often greatly desired by the trap target. The same principle holds for the usage of the term in computing. Here, it is a cybersecurity measure used to strip hackers of their unauthorized access to databases. More often than not, the honeytrap distracts cybercriminals from real targets, effectively engaging them and nullifying their initial intentions to breach systems and steal data.

A honeypot is a very useful mechanism for managing threats to databases. However, its effectiveness depends on the cleverness and experience of the hacker, as well as the sophisticated deception of the honeypot.

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