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  • 1. Development, Confusion andExploration of Honeypot Technology Seak Antiy Labs
  • 2. Outline• Development of Honeypots• Status Quo of Honeypots• Technical Challenges• Exploration and Outlook
  • 3. What is a Honeypot?• A honeypot is a security resource that can be scanned , attacked and compromised. —Lance Spiztner
  • 4. 1990-1998: Early Days• In 1990, The Cuckoo’s Egg was published.• Network administrators started using honeypots.• Physical System
  • 5. 1998-2000: Rapid Development• Open source tools are used to induce attackers• DTK( Fred Cohen )• Honeyd(Niels Provos)• Honeypot products: KFSensor, Specter• Virtual Honeypots
  • 6. Fred Cohen• The first master in antivirus field• First used the term “virus”• Diagonal Method
  • 7. 2000-2006: Prosperous Period• Since 2000, security researchers tended to use real hosts, operating systems and apps to build honeypots. They also integrated data capture, data analysis and data control systems to security tools.• main channels to collect samples
  • 8. Outline• Development of Honeypots• Status Quo of Honeypots• Technical Challenges• Exploration and Outlook
  • 9. Categories• Deploy Purposes – Security products – Research• Intensity of Interaction – High intensity – Low intensity
  • 10. Honeypots of High Interaction Intensity• Honeywall CDROM• Sebek:• HoneyBow
  • 11. Honeypots of Low Interaction Intensity• Nepenthes• Honeyd:• Honeytrap: Honeypot using wireless nodes
  • 12. Client Honeypots• Capture-HPC• HoneyC
  • 13. Data Analysis Tool• Honeysnap
  • 14. Some Open Source Systems
  • 15. Some Open Source Systems
  • 16. Outline• Development of Honeypots• Status Quo of Honeypots• Technical Challenges• Exploration and Outlook
  • 17. Security Threats• DEP can protect users quite well. Until now, there hasn’t any Windows system services targeted attacks that can bypass DEP.• Static format overflow, browser and other clients based attacks become the mainstream.• The basic working principle of honeypots are seriously threatened.
  • 18. Core Challenges• Honeypots simulates targets, and then waits for attackers ‘ malicious operations.• The main attack links are not IP dominated, which makes the situation much more complicated. Attacks are becoming less specifically targeted.
  • 19. Report All Activities• Typical report system: OSLoader, drivers, services, processes, modules and IE plug-ins.• Report large quantities of files + record data frequency + determine as yet unknown malware + automatic analysis system
  • 20. Representative Distributive Report System• Eset(NOD32)ThreatSense.Net• ArrectNET• Rising “Cloud” Project• 360safe process report system
  • 21. Challenges• Large quantities of desktop security products and clients• Actual activities• Zero cost of devices and hardware resources• Zero cost of distributive computation
  • 22. Outline• Development of Honeypots• Status Quo of Honeypots• Technical Challenges• Exploration and Outlook
  • 23. Trend: Sample Cultivation• Web drive-by download• Why do we cultivate samples? (incomplete extraction, frequent changes)• Main sources of sample cultivation
  • 24. Sample Cultivation and Analysis System• Research of automatic behavior and signature extraction: Antiy Labs, Peking University, Tsinghua University• Research of automatic file in large quantities: Antiy Labs, National “863” anti-intrusion and antivirus center, South China Normal University
  • 25. Research of automatic behavior and signature extraction Signature Virus Antiy Labs File Signature extraction detection Peking Platform Result of static and recognition/unpack analysis University various engines Static analysis Online analysisMalware Malicious behavior Report on serviceSamples Flow Chart (CFG) behavior recognition analysis Function Call Graph API Call Sequence Various Families/categories information Dynamic Peking Analysis report Analysis Peking Universit Application-level University y Report on Sandbox Behavior analysis network Network behavior behavior Network signature Network extraction signature Tsinghua University2012年11月5日 25
  • 26. Wind-catcher Plan• Wind-catcher plan: a non-profit honeypot deploy project initiated by Antiy in 2006;• The plan contains 3 periods:• Wind-catcher I: improve the national basic capture system• Wind-catcher II: cooperate with universities• Wind-catcher III: target at civil researchers and report nodes
  • 27. Wind-catcher I: ARM Virtual Honeypot• Demonstration• Circuit design• Software system
  • 28. Telecom-level Honeypot: Honey Pool2008-07-07 28
  • 29. Management System
  • 30. Wind-catcher II: Honeypot Alliance• Antiy cooperates with Harbin Institute of Technology; Tsinghua University and Wuhan University.• Deploy 3-5 wind-catcher II honeypots in the universities, share data, and provide basic data for information science research.
  • 31. Wind-catcher III: ADSL Honeypot• Small-sized honeypot gateway with dual network cards;• Can be placed between the uses system and the ADSL Modem
  • 32. Honeybot• Security application of NPC;• Simulate the target value, induce attacks;• Integrate with traditional system.
  • 33. Creation in Our Wake• We appreciate your suggestions.•