a system designed to lure attackers towards it in order to learn about new attacks or to draw attention away from the real system

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Honeyd Isn't Detecting Loud Scans [closed]

I've got the Honeyd honeypot in one virtual machine (kali) and nmap in another (ubuntu), the config file looks like this: create default set default default tcp action closed set default default udp ...
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Can a hacker who has entered a virtual honeypot attack a LAN?

Is it possible for a hacker who has entered a honeypot (running in a virtual machine e.g. virtualbox), to attack real computers on a LAN?
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Where to submit collected malware from my honeypot?

wondering if you could help me. i setup the Dionaea honeypot and have collected 6 or 7 malware files. Unfortunately upon checking the Dionaea logs it keeps giving the error "Couldn't resolve host" for ...
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Create honeypot for remote desktop applications

Due recent breaches that have occurred using weak remote access application passwords. I would like to setup my own honey pot on a windows machine to study their malicious intents. This is pretty easy ...
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Are computers on same network as honeypot safe?

If a computer is setup as a honeypot and is on the same LAN with other computers, could other computers be attacked? My thought is that if an attacker infects a honeypot with a worm, this worm would ...
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How can Joe Citizen report or at least hamper a phone-based PC scammer?

Within the last week, I've received 3 phone calls at 3 different locations from technicians who are calling "from Microsoft" about "Windows problems" that they've detected on my PC. Which they ...
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Anyone seen weird messages in their logs?

I've been reading over the logs on my honeypot and discovered the following messages that seem to be either gibberish or a cypher message: kernel: v0 neigfradn tt kernel: [2108296.63083] devc nt nee ...
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Is a honeypot an effective deterrent to hackers successfully compromising your network?

According to Microsoft, adding a honeypot to your corporate network is an effective way to deter hackers from compromising your network. Aren't honeypots more for research purposes and not ideal for ...
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honeyd is still a good alternative?

I've been investigating to deploy a honeypot for research purpose, Honeyd seems like the most popular and adequate option to my needs, but it seems too old, the last version of this software was ...
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Simple Windows 7 honeypot: is this safe?

I want to share a "honeypot" folder on a Windows 7 machine connected to a router. The only shared folder in the local workgroup connected to this router is the honeypot folder, which allows ...
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compromising DVRs to become bitcoin mining bot [duplicate]

I read this article, about an exploit which highjacks a DVR to become a "bitcoin mining bot". The heart of the attack is to send a binary using just echo comands to the device, which acts as a ...
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Simulation of security against IP [closed]

I am pursuing a college project, in which I am running three fake services on three ports to protect the main service (say running at port 80). The concept is that if the user is malicious, he'll try ...
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Deliberately-Vulnerable webapp for security education [duplicate]

A year or so ago I was playing around with an apache webapp I found that was designed for web exploitation practice. It was simple to use, I just downloaded the file, unzipped it, and placed it in the ...
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Suppressing broadcast traffic in honeyd logs?

I'm trying to set up a honeyd system. How can I suppress the broadcast traffic seen by the outside interface, preferably without needing to resort to syslog filters? User subnet 192.168.20.0/24, ...
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Security against IP Spoofing

I am pursuing a college project, in which I am running three fake services on three ports to protect the main service (say running at port 80). The concept is that if the user is malicious, he'll try ...
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Making a content injection target [closed]

I don't know much about content injection so I'm hoping to draw on the experience of the community here. I'm writing a tool that evaluates public web proxies. I want to know if the proxies are being ...
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Does WPA2 Enterprise mitigate evil twin attacks?

One of the dangers of using WPA2-PSK is the possibility that an attacker may setup another wireless network with the same SSID and even use the same access point MAC address via MAC spoofing. The ...
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Transparent way to send logs from honeypot to logging server

Does anyone know of a secure and transparent method of sending logs from a honeypot server on a DMZ to a logging server in a private network?. The logs must be encrypted and sent in such a way that a ...
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How do I setup honeypot server on Windows 7?

Background I would like to setup a honeypot server on a Windows 7 PC. My system is not part of a network and I don't run a server. I have a Windows 7 desktop PC. It's Home Premium Anytime Upgrade ...
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Suricata IPS rules for honeypot

I have a really simple high interaction honeypot and I have just installed a VM as an IPS (suricata) with a transparent bridge between my router and the honeypot. The setup looks something like this: ...
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High Interaction Honeypot design

I've been writing a high interaction honeypot which has required some interesting design decisions, for instance I want the honeypot to get attacked not the underlying infrastructure/ software. Fun ...
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Do honeywords add any real security?

This paper proposes the concept of honeywords for detecting if a password database has been compromised. As far as I understand it works like this: You save n password hashes for each user, one that ...
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Setting up home lab with Snort and Vyatta - looking for resource recommendations or advice

I'm looking to turn a new desktop (Ubuntu 12.10-64bit) I built into a virtual home lab for testing and experimenting with various security things. The first setup I would like to try running is the ...
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How to lure a Hacker?

I am suspecting someone unauthorized is trying to or already in the network trying to get information on some data that we have. How can I lure this person to a "Honeypot" and gather information while ...
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Attract Brute Force SSH Attacks

I posted a question on Server Fault, but got downvoted and had the question closed. One of the comments suggested looking over here, so here goes: For my senior project, I'm working on an ...
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Honeyd: log grows too fast

I'm having trouble with honeyd log; it grows way too fast. I started the honeyd daemon with honeyd -l /var/log/honeypot/honey.log -u 1000 -g 1000 -f honeyd.conf /var/log/honeypot/honey.log is 1+ ...
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Risks of running Honeypot [specific setup]

I'm planning to run a Honeypot with the following network setup: In order to avoid the honeypot coming in direct contact with my Internal network, I put it behind a firewall configured on a Linux ...
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Are honeypots successful in preventing attacks?

I've been looking to set up a honeypot, but it seems that honeyd's source code is out of date, and there are few other options. Which brings me to the question, does anyone employ honeypots as a ...
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How do you analyze the data collected from honeypot software?

So you've successfully setup a honeypot. GREAT! Now what?! I've got all this amazing data but; How do you analyze all the data collected from your honeypot software? What should you be looking for? ...
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How to set up a network for a honeypot?

This is a follow up for How to set up a Virtual Machine for a Honeypot?. After setting up your Virtual Machine. You need to make sure that your network is properly configured so you don't end up ...
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How to set up a Virtual Machine for a Honeypot?

On this thread, it's stated that it's probably a good idea to use a VM for your honeypot. I believe this is because; Comparative data is easier when comparing 2 exact images. Host/Network Security ...
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Profiling hackers with keystroke dynamics

I am writing a research paper on tracking hackers and how to include keystroke timings to create a profile of hackers. I want to combine the keystroke timings that I capture in ttylog with other data ...
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How to forward an specific FTP User to a Honeypot?

What I'm trying to do is to forward a specific FTP-User to a Honeypot, because the main server is for Shared Hosting and there's a lot of traffic, and I don't want to spend all the resources in ...
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Is a honeypot an IDS or an IPS or something else? Is it an offensive or a defensive technique? Is it still effective?

I'd like to know where a Honeypot falls into the scheme of security, and if it is still an effective tool?
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Honeypot for catching a spammer [closed]

I've been receiving more and more emails and now even TXT messages originating from google voice for inquiries of items that I've listed for sale on craigslist. What I would like to accomplish: I ...
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Interesting article on a vulnerability found in Tor

This article describes how French researchers compromised users using Tor. I'm not sure I fully understand or agree with it. I don't see what Bit Torrent has to do with anything? I mean they start out ...
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Can a TCP connection with a VM be “escaped from” to reach the host? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How secure are virtual machines really? False sense of security? If a VM (e.g. VirtualBox) on host A opens a TCP connection to a hacker Z, are there any possible ...
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Tracing an IP from a mobile broadband ISP

My honeypot caught a hack attempt from an IP that was issued by Three Mobile Broadband (UK). My immediate thought was that most probable explanation was that the user was in the UK and had his ...
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Can someone get my WPA2 password with honeypots?

Yesterday I went to my cousin's home and I saw that I'm not connected to his wireless (for internet access). Then I have looked up the list of wireless points. I have found his name and clicked it ...
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How to attract traffic to a honeypot

I have set up a honeypot, but I am not happy with the low traffic load and I would like to trigger much higher traffic levels. What methods would attract high bot activity? These are the ideas I ...
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Where to find a fake hierarchy for a honeypot for double-dot/path traversal attacks?

I would like to provide content when a hacker tries something like GET /../../../etc/passwd, but they may choose something else, other than passwd. I will install notification of when somebody does ...
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What is it called when you give hackers a way in?

Is there a name for a system that is designed to be hacked into? (Alternatively, there may be a different name for a system that is designed to look like it is hacked in to, but is actually just ...
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Setting up a honeypot

I have a spare computer lying around at my house, so I decided to turn it into a honeypot. So far, I have installed Windows XP (no service pack) on it and have set up rules on my router to forward ...
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Using “canaries” to detect intrusion?

I haven't read much about such a technique, but I'm wondering if there's any sort of best practice around the use of "canaries" to detect certain types of intrusion: Create a bogus account that ...
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Profiling attackers via adaptive games: “Strange game, the only winning move is not to play”

Use of Game Design to Profile Attackers: Interested in any research that links concepts in game design to security systems in an effort to profile the attacker's identity, motives, skills, etc.; if ...
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How to operate a honeypot in the cloud?

Just finished reading "Honeypot on home network to help me learn", and the top-voted/selected answer that suggest deploying a honeypot to the cloud, but the answer does not say how to do it; also, ...
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Suggestion setting up a SQL injection honeypot

I just stumbled on a website vulnerable to an SQL injection attack by mistake ( http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6181248/is-this-site-vulnerable-to-an-sql-injection-attack ). That made me curious ...
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Recommendations for honeypot software

A couple of us wanted to setup a honeypot/honeynet with the goal of learning; not planned to be in a production environment. What's a good recommendation for a high interaction or low interaction ...
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Honeypot on home network to help me learn

I'm a pretty decent (IMO) web app penetration tester, but I'm eager to expand my knowledge of other areas of security. Given that I've just taken on something of an enhanced sysadmin role at my work, ...
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Windows Honeypot user account for tracking laptop

I've been wanting to create a dummy "Honeypot" user account on my Windows 7 laptop in case of theft. My question is: Has anyone come across useful resources and tips for doing this? Is there a way ...