Have you ever wonder what make your SSH log file turn to really big log file, what’s inside the log files? When we look at it, we all know it would be a brute force logs from random attackers and also a small amount of it is yours – your own ssh activities.
I was a system administrator long time ago. Having this log file on your screen with tail -f executed and watching the sshd logging in with brute force attacks, its a nightmare.
But now there is something interesting for you; kippo (kippo.googlecode.com) .
What is kippo?
Kippo is a medium interaction SSH honeypot designed to log brute force attacks and, most importantly, the entire shell interaction performed by the attacker.
Kippo is inspired, but not based on Kojoney.
I have this running on my environment, its pretty interesting when you able to capture attackers activities once they went into your honeypot. As for now I have managed to collect few tools that has been use by the attackers to perform another malicious activities.