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Questions tagged [honeypot]

A honeypot is a system with vulnerable services left publicly accessible for the purpose of collecting data about intrusions and attacks. It usually has some kind of safeguards to prevent the complete takeover of the system.

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HIDS: Need a trip wire for a honeypot, best approach?

We run a small VPS hosting company, each vps is based on a fixed 18.04 template. We run a honeypot, a fallow server, to verify the template continues to be secure. We look at it probably once a month ...
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Prevent using spam trap e-mail address on registration

I am running a website where the users register using their e-mail addresses and receive a confirmation code before they can log in. (After this every contact is opt-in.) Every now and then some user ...
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How to forward FTP requests to another IP?

I have a VMware: 10.10.10.1, a linux in VMware (Guest): 10.10.10.128 and a honeypot on Guest: 10.10.10.15, and my Windows (Host): 192.168.1.11. I can send FTP requests directly from my Host to ...
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Installed Kippo on a remote machine, cant get the root access back

This seems to be a foolish question, so I recently tried to install Kippo to my server (DigitalOcean). I logged in to the server using PuTTY, configure the honeypot etc until it's working. Then the ...
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Beeswarm Honeypot Setup

I am working on a POC of Beeswarm and I'm running into an issue with connecting the drone. For the basic setup, I have the server working fine and I can access it via https://X.X.X.X:5000 (I get a ...
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How to get rid of firewall blockage to ssh to my ec2 instance [closed]

I've made my ec2 instance on AWS and I worked on it at home like a charm and everything went fine (connection wise) Today I went to the library and when I tried to ssh into my ec2 using PuTTy as I ...
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Throw brute-forcers into a honeypot, but still allow real SSH logins?

So just for fun I opened up SSH to the world and a few bots have latched on to my server (unsuccessfully trying to log in by password). But of course this fills up the logs. I've attempted to use ...
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Rejecting traffic where ACCEPT header is empty on favicon.ico requests

As part of filtering out potential harmful traffic, I currently reject traffic where $_SERVER["HTTP_ACCEPT"] is empty. I notice from my logs that a fair number of requests have been rejected due to ...
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How to have sshd write passwords associated with login attempts in logs?

I would like to gather common login/password pairs. Currently, I have this in my system.log file: sshd[9117]: error: PAM: authentication error for root from localhost via ::1 How can I have the ...
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giving no response of pinging from one but give response from other machine [closed]

Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface 10.141.148.253 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.255 UH 0 0 0 eth0 14.1.0.0 10....
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Adding static route in Red Hat with machine in different subnet as default gateway

Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface 10.156.16.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.252.0 U 0 0 0 eth0 168.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 ...
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Is there any useful/funny HTTP redirect for all those vulnerability probes? [closed]

I'm sure your HTTP logs, like mine, are full of 404 errors of various probes for common vulnerabilities and such: File does not exist: /www/XXXXXX.XX/data/email File does not exist: /www/XXXXXX.XX/...
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Has anyone ever tried to collect passwords and user logins from ssh-attacks?

I guess it should be easily possible to open the ssh port with a fake ssh server and collect passes (I guess they aren't plain anymore and became hashes) and corresponding logins, e.g. a honey-pot. ...
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better place to redirect spam than black hole?

I use throwaway email addresses of the form sitename@mydomain.com whenever I sign up to newsletters. When I get spam to them I unsubscribe from the newsletter and forward them to ":blackhole:". Is ...
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How can I get a hold of a large collection of varied I.P. addresses?

I want to get a low cost host (i.e. a cheap VPS Server) that has a lot of I.P. addresses pointed at it. This is for the purpose of running a honeypot server, the more I.P.s the more hits it will get. ...
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Providing DNS redirection to honeypot server for known bad domains

Currently running BIND on RHEL 5.4 and am looking for a more efficient manner of providing DNS redirection to a honeypot server for a large (30,000+) list of forbidden domains. Our current solution ...
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Temporarily banning IPs for accessing certain ports

One of my server logs showed there was an unauthorized access attempt on a daemon listening on a non-standard port. That led me to wonder how often people run port scanners to look for vulnerabilities....
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Setting up a Honeypot in an Enterprise Environment

I'm interested to see if anyone here who administers a large environment (200-500 Servers), and has a very large public customer base (100,000+), has set up (or has at least considered setting up) a ...
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Setting up a fake email address to trap spammers

I have heard it suggested that we set up a special email address, with it's only purpose being to be harvested. Then blacklisting every sender that targets this address. I'm wondering: if anyone ...
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