[Unix/Internet] A special environment set up to trap a cracker
logging in over remote connections long enough to be traced.
May include a modified shell
restricting the cracker's movements in unobvious ways, and "bait" files designed to keep him interested and logged on.
See also back door
, firewall machine
, Venus flytrap
, and Clifford Stoll's account in "The Cuckoo's Egg
" of how he made and used one.
Compare padded cell