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SSH/Telnet Honeypot

Cowrie is a medium to high interaction SSH and Telnet honeypot designed to log brute force attacks and the shell interaction performed by the attacker. In medium interaction mode (shell) it emulates a UNIX system in Python, in high interaction mode (proxy) it functions as an SSH and telnet proxy to observe attacker behavior to another system.




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Source requirementtreq
Source requirementappdirs
Source requirementtwisted
Source requirementpyparsing
Required to usePython 3.8+
Source requirementservice_identity
Source requirementcryptography
Source requirementbcrypt
Required to usevirtualenv
Source requirementpyopenssl
Source requirementattrs
Source requirementtftpy
Source requirementpackaging
Source requirementconfigparser
Source requirementpython-dateutil


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