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Re: Honeypot detection and countermeasures
From: Acl Proxy <aclproxy () yahoo com>
Date: 19 Jun 2003 19:03:18 -0000

In-Reply-To: <20030617150317.F11919 () red4est com>

So far in every pen test I've conducted most of the
addressing information was known up front. So if I ran
into a honeypot or honeynet, it was just part of the
overall equation. The clients were interested in what I
could hack into and what vulnerabilities were present
and needed to be closed. They weren't interested in
paying me or my company $$ to waste time on whether I
could evade a honeypot or not. It wasn't a test of my
abilities, but of their security posture at that moment
in time.

And always remember, the only dumb question is the one
you don't ask. How are you ever going to learn without
reading, trying and asking questions.

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From: Larry Colen <lrcrypto () red4est com>
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Subject: Honeypot detection and countermeasures
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I'm doing some research on honeypot detection, and
preventing
honeypots from being detected. I'd greatly appreciate
some feedback
from pen-testers on the following issues:

Do you worry about being detected by honeypots?

When you do a pen-test, do you already know of the
existence of
honeypots, and their location, so that it is an easy
matter to avoid
them?

If you are concerned about honeypots, how do you test
to see if the
system under attack is a honeypot or a production machine?

Thanks,
 Larry



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