Web applications are the biggest targets of cybercriminals and while Web application firewalls have been available to provide protection a next generation technology has emerged. Mykonos Software sells a Web Intrusion Deception System that uses a proactive approach to thwart attacks. The company said it uses a "tar trap" to trap threats during the reconnaissance phase of an attack. Basically it builds situational awareness into Web applications by inserting detection points into the code. The software also fingerprints attackers to detect future attempts to break into a website.