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Definition: honeymonkey


Software that crawls websites looking for malware. Simulating a normal Web browser and performing common functions such as linking from page to page and filling in forms, the honeymonkey attempts to discover if the site is injecting malware into the user's computer. The simulated Web browser is purposely not kept up-to-date to expose vulnerabilities that normally would have been patched. See honeypot and honeyproxy.