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    what honeypots are there?

    i can't find any good honeypots w/ google.
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    Which OS would the honeypot go on? Check out HoneyNet Project has some good resources.
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    i want it to go on WinXP.
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    BackOfficer Friendly is a free but simple Windows honeypot. ManTrap by Symantec is a high-end, high cost. Alternatively, you could use something like VMWare to create a medium risk, medium-low cost honeypot.

    I've found that on Windows there are few free options for honeypots and mostly high cost options from larger enterprises (Symantec, Computer Associates, etc.).
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    thanx 4 telling me about backOfficer Friendly
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    Good Day,

    I just happen to have a copy of "Honeypots - Tracking Hackers" on the book shelf and after reading it, I would highly recommend that before you install software for setting up your own honeypot, that you do some studying.

    Obviously I don't know your skill set, but better make sure yours is better than the folks you might want to lure in and catch in the honeypot.

    Edit: Some links are also listed below the thread.

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    As Relyt said, pick up a copy of "Honeypots - Tracking Hackers". It's written by Lance Spitzner and is an excellent, excellent book. It's very informative, yet a relatively easy read at the same time. I did an independent study course last year on honeypots and that was the book I used as a text.

    While Back Officer Friendly is pretty much the only free Windows honeypot I can think of, it's also incredibly lame. It's a low interaction honeypot, which means that all it does is throw up some open ports and then log whenever anyone connects to them. However, that's *all* it does...where as some low interaction honeypots will emulate a service. Another downside to BOF is that it doesn't take a brain surgeon to ID it. You can connect to it's wanna-be telnet port, type a login and password, but the password shows up as you type it. I've never telnetted into a box where that's happened. Quite honestly, I'd barely say that it was worth a look.

    However, if you really want to get into some cool honeypots, use VMWare like Mittens said, but throw a Linux flavor on a virtual machine and then check into either Honeyd (my fav.), LaBrea, or the Deception Tool Kit. I'm pretty sure you may have to compile them from source, I know for a fact Honeyd you will, so you'll need to make sure you have a C compiler installed.

    Happy Honeypotting...

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    Hi,

    rule #1 DO NOT do this on your main, or a shared computer resource......only use a machine on which you are prepared to reformat and reinstall your OS.

    Certainly don't do it on a school, college or work computer

    Honeypots are not beginners' stuff, so make sure that you read up thoroughly

    Good luck.............and be careful
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    i like using the BackOfficer Friendly honeypot. thanx MsMittens.
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    why aren't there many threads in this section?
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