Dionaea - Setting up a Honeypot environment (Part 2)

1. Introduction In the previous post, we configured an SSH honeypot using Cowrie. In this tutorial, I will go through the installation and configuration process for a honeypot application named Dionaea. While Cowrie is a Honeypot designed to record traffic related to SSH and Telnet, Dionaea focuses on capturing malware. Dionaea does this by emulating…

Cowrie - Setting up a Honeypot environment (Part 1)

1. Introduction A Honeypots function could be considered consistent with its name, it is designed to attract malicious traffic, it does this by emulating services that would be considered valuable for malicious attackers. When a bad actor tries to establish a connection with the service running on the honeypot, the connection will be logged and made available for…