iron box

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iron box /n./ [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 (see the Bibliography in Appendix C). Compare padded cell.


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