HoneyBot – A Windows Based Honeypot

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HoneyBOT

HoneyBOT is a Windows based medium interaction honeypot solution.

What is a Honeypot?

A honeypot is a device placed on a computer network specifically designed to capture malicious network traffic. The logging capability of a honeypot is far greater than any other network security tool and captures raw packet level data even including the keystrokes and mistakes made by hackers. The captured information is highly valuable as it contains only malicious traffic with little to no false positives.

Honeypots are becoming one of the leading security tools used to monitor the latest tricks and exploits of hackers by recording their every move so that the security community can more quickly respond to new exploits.

How it Works

HoneyBOT works by opening over 1000 udp and tcp listening sockets on your computer and these sockets are designed to mimic vulnerable services. When an attacker connects to these services they are fooled into thinking they are attacking a real server. The honeypot safely captures all communications with the attacker and logs these results for future analysis. Should an attacker attempt an exploit or upload a rootkit or trojan to the server the honeypot environment will safely store these files on your computer for analysis and submission to antivirus vendors. Our test server has captured several thousand trojans and rootkits from these simulated services including:

  • Dabber
  • Devil
  • Kuang
  • MyDoom
  • Netbus
  • Sasser
  • LSASS
  • DCOM (msblast, etc)
  • Lithium
  • Sub7

HoneyBOT Installation

We suggest that you install HoneyBOT on a dedicated computer with no valuable information or resources required of it. In fact, you want your honeypot to be as free as possible from any legitimate traffic so in broad terms we can consider any traffic to the honeypot to be malicious in nature.

HoneyBOT requires minimum operating system of Windows 2000 and at least 128MB RAM is recommended.

You can read more here:

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2 Responses to HoneyBot – A Windows Based Honeypot

  1. stacksmasher July 18, 2006 at 4:36 pm #

    This site closed down, its an advertising site, did someone get an .exe from the page before it closed down?

    I googled for the old link and it was malware ; (

  2. Darknet July 19, 2006 at 6:29 am #

    Yeah looks like their domain got hijacked or it expired, I’m not sure if I have the download here, will check it out..