We have created a ‘lite’ version of our research tool, BlogSafe Honeypot. You can download our plugin from the link above. To find out more about how our honeypot works, keep reading.
A computer honeypot is basically a computer software trap designed to look tasty to passing hackers who are looking for an easy mark. For a full description, have a look at the Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeypot_(computing
BlogSafe.org maintains several different types of honeypots spread across multiple servers. One of our honeypots is a plugin. While not a true honeypot by definition, it’s purpose is to generate data. While many website statistics programs look at where visitors are going, our honeypot instead looks at where they wish they could go. By monitoring this type of traffic to our websites, we’re able to learn a lot about the things that hackers are looking for.
One of the things we learned from this honeypot is how hackers are looking for uninstalled copies of WordPress on sites… and finding them.