A 'honeypot' is designed to detect server-side attacks. In contrast, a 'honeyclient' is designed to detect client-side attacks. Specifically, a honeyclient is a dedicated host that drives specially instrumented applications to access remote servers to see if those servers are behaving in a malicious manner (by compromising the client). Honeyclients can proactively detect exploits against client applications without known signatures. This framework uses a client-server model with SOAP messaging as the primary communication method, and uses the free version of VMware Server as a means of virtualizing the client environment.
check_websites is a very simple virus scanner for Web sites. It checks a document root directory for files with the .js extension and for codewords which might be a hint of defacement or SQL injection. This tool is made to run as a cronjob. There's no output on the screen, but it generates a logfile and mails output.