Australian Digital Forensics Conference

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


School of Computer and Information Science, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia


This paper will discuss honeypots and their use and effectiveness as a security measure in an IT environment. It will specifically discuss various methods of honeypot implementations. Furthermore, this paper will look into the weaknesses within a honeypot system. This will include attacks against honeypots and methods a hacker may use to detect the presence of a honeypot or the fact that he/she is actually inside one. Finally this paper will discuss methods of further securing honeypots and ways the community is dealing with security flaws as they are identified


Originally published in the Proceedings of the 4th Australian Digital Forensics Conference, Edith Cowan University, Perth Western Australia, December 4th 2006.