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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

9
votes
4answers
866 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
365 views

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 ...
15
votes
4answers
2k views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
2k views

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+ ...
8
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
762 views

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I've been looking to set up a honeypot, but it seems that honeyd's source code is out of date, and there are few other options.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 ...
3
votes
1answer
791 views

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? ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
11
votes
2answers
441 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
358 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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?
1
vote
0answers
286 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
781 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
589 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
4k views

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 ...
17
votes
3answers
10k views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
139 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
301 views

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 ...
15
votes
3answers
20k views

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 ...
10
votes
2answers
555 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
350 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
1k views

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, ...
9
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
15
votes
3answers
5k views

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 ...
23
votes
4answers
4k views

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, ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...