It would be best to first define honeypot, and then talk about its history, which we deem to be an appropriate sequence of reading and understanding relevant critical information.
There are many definitions of honeypot [1,20]. In other words, there is no clearly standardized definition. Different researchers may have their own definitions of what a honeypot is. This situation has created a great deal of confusions and miscommunication. Some think that it is a tool for deception, whereas others consider it as a weapon to lure the hackers, and still others believe that it is simply another intrusion detection tool. Some believe a honeypot should emulate vulnerabilities; others see it as simply a jail. There are also some who view honeypots as controlled production systems that attackers can break into. These various viewpoints have caused a barrier to realize the true value of honeypots.