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What is A Honeytoken | Definition and Meaning

Last modified on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

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Defining Honeytoken

A honey token is a type of security token that is designed to detect malicious activity in an IT system. The honeytoken could be, for example, a credit card, fake medical information, or a credential. The information doesn't belong to any end user and will therefore never be used legitimately. If it's accessed then it's a hacker. The honeytoken is placed in a system or application in order to detect unauthorized access or malicious activity. When the honey token is accessed, an alert is triggered and the system administrators can take the necessary measures to prevent any damage. The honey token is a form of honeypot in that it is used to attract suspicious activity in order to identify it and take security measures.

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