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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...