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It all depends on the implementation. In some implementations the plaintext is still revealed even with an incorrect key, and so more than likely the cracker sees random noise. The Honey technique, of course, gives plausible looking plaintext to fool the cracker.

Not forgetting you can just slow a brute force session down by punishing multiple attempts.

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