IT Security

VMWare Honeypot

πŸ›‘οΈ Why Honeypots?

In the cyber wilderness, honeypots act like bait for hackers! 🎣

πŸ” Spot the Sneaky Ones: Honeypots help us identify and study potential cyber threats by luring in attackers.

πŸ’» Learn and Adapt: They provide insights into attack methods, helping us fortify our defences.

🚨 Early Warning System: Like a canary in a coal mine, honeypots alert us to malicious activity, allowing swift countermeasures.

πŸ›‘οΈ Prevention through Simulation: By mimicking real systems, honeypots help us understand and thwart attacks before they reach critical assets.

Flask Application Setup & Demonstration


✨🌐 Features:

Explore the magic of our VMware Honeypot, crafted to empower your cybersecurity arsenal with enchanting capabilities:

  1. πŸ–₯️ Realistic Interface: Witness a user interface inspired by the vSphere Web Client, offering a convincing environment for potential attackers.
  2. 🀝 Basic Interaction: Engage with users through simulated endpoints, capturing minimal data such as IP addresses and timestamps.
  3. 🐍 Flask Python Backend: Powered by Flask, the Python web framework, our honeypot’s backend gracefully simulates basic endpoints.
  4. πŸ›‘οΈ Security Measures: Designed with isolation and monitoring to prevent potential risks, your VMware Honeypot acts as a fortress against cyber threats.
  5. πŸ“Š Analysis and Reporting: Harness the power of collected data for periodic analysis, gaining basic insights into emerging attack methods.

Prerequisites:

  1. πŸ’» Operating System: Ensure you have a server or desktop (Windows/Linux) ready to host your cybersecurity tool.
  2. πŸ–₯️ Web Dev Basics: Brush up on fundamental web development skills (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) for a seamless setup experience.
  3. 🐍 Flask Framework: Have Flask, the Python web framework, installed on your system.

In this tutorial, we will be demonstrating the setup of our flask application on Windows.


Setup Steps:

  1. πŸŒ€Clone the Repository:
    • Start by cloning our GitHub repository containing the VMware Honeypot code.
  2. βš™οΈInstall the required dependencies:
    cd VMWare_honeypot
    pip install -r requirements.txt
  3. βš™οΈConfigure Flask Backend:
    • Install Flask and other required dependencies using: pip install flask
  4. Run the Honeypot:
    • Navigate to the project directory: cd VMWare_honeypot
    • Run the honeypot: python vmware.py

YouTube Tutorial:


πŸš€Usage:

πŸ” Once executed, ensure the server is running. Visit http://localhost:5000 – you will be redirected to the dummy VMWare Sphere single sign-on page /ui/.

Here, when somebody attempts to log in, a message will be logged into honeypot.log with relevant information. Monitor log-in attempts here!πŸ–₯️

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πŸ“ŠAnalysis:

  • Periodically review the honeypot.log file for insights into potential attack methods.
  • Analyze IP addresses, timestamps, and any captured data to understand trends.
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πŸ™ŒCredits:

We appreciate the community support for feedback and improvement. Feel free to share your thoughts on our GitHub repository.

🎭 Mike Foley Humour: Utilizing some templating from Mike Foley Themes for comedic effect! πŸ˜„ #VMwareHoneypot #CyberSecurity #FlaskTutorial

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Information Technology Support Analyst with over seven years of experience (in the telecommunications and manufacturing industries) ranging from user support to administering and maintaining core IT systems.

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