How to Use the Cowrie SSH Honeypot to Catch Attackers on Your Network

The internet is constantly under siege by bots searching for vulnerabilities to attack and exploit. While conventional wisdom is to prevent these attacks, there are ways to deliberately lure hackers into a trap in order to spy on them, study their behavior, and capture samples of malware. In this tutorial, we'll be creating a Cowrie honeypot, an alluring target to attract and trap hackers. A honeypot is a network or internet-attached device designed to be attacked and given a specific set of vulnerabilities. Honeypots usually intend to impersonate the sort of devices that attackers have an... more