Breaking Honeypots for Fun and Profit presented at CornerstonesofTrust 2016

by Dean Sysman,

Summary : Abstract: We will detect, bypass, and abuse honeypot technologies and solutions, turning them against the defender. We will also release a global map of honeypot deployments, honeypot detection vulnerabilities, and supporting code.
The concept of a honeypot is strong, but the way honeypots are implemented is inherently weak, enabling an attacker to easily detect and bypass them, as well as make use of them for his own purposes.
As a case study, we will concentrate on platforms deployed in real organizational networks, mapping them globally, and demonstrating how it is possible to both bypass and use these honeypots to the attacker's advantage. We will also discuss how to improve on the existing concepts and how to take deceiving the attacker forward.