How do you monitor your honeypot activity

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Tomasz Miklas

Aug 16, 2010, 2:26:01 PM8/16/10

Another question... How do you do monitoring of honeypot activity? Read logs, play sessions, etc?

I have a script that emails me on every successful login with ip an password used so I know seconds after it happens. That's my first line in fact, then I review logs and ttylogs, look at DLs, etc

Also what do you do if you go away - say for holiday, and don't have a person to look after honeypot? Leave it to collect data and maintain 'status quo' or turn off and not take the risk?

Just curious what do you do ;)

Tomasz Miklas

Jacob Kuehndorf

Aug 16, 2010, 2:36:33 PM8/16/10
Since My honeypot sits on an empty server I leave it running all the time no matter what. I haven't set up anything to notify me over new log, because a day after setting it up my job search got kicked into high gear and I haven't stopped moving since. But the email of a new log is a good idea. I may have borrow that. :-) Mostly i look at ttylogs and DLs b/c of the lack of time.

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Tomasz Miklas

Aug 16, 2010, 3:40:18 PM8/16/10
No probs, will bounce my crude solution off the list tmrw ;)

Tomasz Miklas

Dennis Lemckert

Aug 16, 2010, 4:41:58 PM8/16/10
We mostly use a self-written script to gather aggregated data for
statistical study. It breaks it all down to country, time, number of
tries, number of entries etc. When we see an interesting combination,
we take a peek at the log, replay and such. That's basically it.
Usually someone else here monitors the kippo, so my contribution is
just small.

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Tomasz Miklas

Aug 17, 2010, 6:08:37 PM8/17/10
to kippo users
In this case my email alers are really stone age ;)

I used to use tail and grep but now went to perl script that reads
file just like tail but allows me to add more complicated logic... and
it sends using Net::SMTP so can auth as any user and use any from
address I need. Good for now but want to improve it so it doesn't tell
me when somebody just brute-forced password and logged off (or at
least tried to, love those stale connections) - I'm interested mostly
in those interactive sessions and for brute-force attempts mere count
is enough :)

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