honeypot honeypot

Definition(s):

  • (n) South African shrub whose flowers when open are cup-shaped resembling artichokes

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. For those who want to connect or reconnect with others, social-networking sites are a huge, glorious honeypot.
  2. A honeypot for newsbees, an inspiration to fictioneers, the Military Intelligence Division collects, analyzes and supplies military information to the rest of the Army.
  3. It is a honeypot for identity thieves.

News

  1. Comcast Threatens TorrentFreak For Posting Public Court Document

    Despite being part of public court proceedings, Comcast sent a notice of infringement ordering Torrent Freak to stop hosting a letter linking a subscriber to Prenda Law. From the article: "Comcast has sent TorrentFreak a cease and desist letter, claiming copyright over contents of an article which revealed that Prenda Law was involved in operating a pirate honeypot. Failure to comply will result ...
    on August 21, 2013     Source: Slashdot

  2. Comcast Allegedly Confirms That Prenda Planted Porn Torrents

    lightbox32 writes "Porn-trolling operation Prenda Law sued thousands for illegally downloading porn files over BitTorrent. Now, a new document from Comcast appears to confirm suspicions that it was actually Prenda mastermind John Steele who uploaded those files. The allegations about uploading porn to The Pirate Bay to create a 'honeypot' to lure downloaders first became public in June, when an ...
    on August 20, 2013     Source: Slashdot

  3. Copyright troll honeypots spotted on The Pirate Bay

    People surfing for media files on The Pirate Bay download site would be well-advised to heed the words of Admiral Ackbar from Return of the Jedi : It’s a trap ! Some pretty strong evidence has come to light that one of the most notorious copyright troll operations in the U.S. targeted The Pirate Bay with a honeypot operation, a trap set to detect unauthorized use of copyrighted files. According ...
    on August 16, 2013     Source: PC World

Quotes

  1. "We spread our small resources thinly and that inevitably made the small number of British soldiers like flies in a honeypot and we got into this cycle of fighting," said General Sir Richard Dannatt, the former army chief.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Sir Richard Dannatt Source: Financial Times

  2. "I think the legislative auditor has kicked over somebody's honeypot here," said state Treasurer John Kennedy, a board member.
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: John F Kennedy Source: Forbes

  3. Mr Costello told Parliament, "The Labor Party, like bears to a honeypot, have got their paws into this and once they develop a taste for that honey there will be no going back."
    on Mar 22, 2007 By: Peter Costello Source: The Canberra Times

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