The Pentbox is a safety kit containing various tools for streamlining PenTest conducting a job easily. It is programmed in Ruby and oriented to GNU / Linux, with support for Windows, MacOS and every systems where Ruby is installed. In this small article we will explain how to set up a honeypot in Kali Linux. If you don’t know what is a honeypot, “a honeypot is a computer security mechanism set to detect, deflect, or, in some manner, counteract attempts at unauthorized use of information systems.”
Simply type in the following command in your terminal to download pentbox-1.8.
root@kali:~# wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/pentbox18realised/pentbox-1.8.tar.gz
Uncompress pentbox files
Decompressing the file with the following command:
root@kali:~# tar -zxvf pentbox-1.8.tar.gz
Run pentbox ruby script
Change directory into pentbox folder
root@kali:~# cd pentbox-1.8/
Run pentbox using the following command
Setup a honeypot
Use option 2 (Network Tools) and then option 3 (Honeypot).
This opens up a honeypot in port 80. Simply open browser and browse to http://192.168.160.128 (where 192.168.160.128 is your IP Address. You should see an Access denied error.
and in the terminal you should see “HONEYPOT ACTIVATED ON PORT 80” followed by “INTRUSION ATTEMPT DETECTED”.
Now, if you do the same steps but this time select Option 2 (Manual Configuration), you should see more extra options
Do the same steps but select port 22 this time (SSH Port). Then do a port forwarding in your home router to forward port external port 22 to this machines’ port 22. Alternatively, set it up in a VPS in your cloud server.
You’d be amazed how many bots out there scanning port SSH continuously. You know what you do then? You try to hack them back for the lulz!
Here’s a video of setting up honeypot if video is your thing: