Beeswarm - Active IDS made easy

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Beeswarm is an active IDS project that provides easy configuration, deployment and management of honeypots and clients. The system operates by luring the hacker into the honeypots by setting up a deception infrastructure where deployed drones communicate with honeypots and intentionally leak credentials while doing so. The project has been release in a beta version, a stable version is expected within three months.

Installing and starting the server

On the VM to be set up as the server, perform the following steps. Make sure to write down the administrative password.

$ sudo apt-get install libffi-dev build-essential python-dev python-pip libssl-dev libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev
$ pip install pydes --allow-external pydes --allow-unverified pydes
$ pip install beeswarm
Downloading/unpacking beeswarm
Successfully installed Beeswarm
Cleaning up...
$ mkdir server_workdir
$ cd server-workdir/
$ beeswarm --server
Default password for the admin account is: uqbrlsabeqpbwy

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