Beeswarm – Active IDS made easy


Beeswarm is an active IDS project that provides easy configuration, deployment and management of honeypots and clients. The system operates by luring the hacker into the honeypots by setting up a deception infrastructure where deployed drones communicate with honeypots and intentionally leak credentials while doing so. The project has been release in a beta version, a stable version is expected within three months.

Installing and starting the server
On the VM to be set up as the server, perform the following steps. Make sure to write down the administrative password.


$ sudo apt-get install libffi-dev build-essential python-dev python-pip libssl-dev libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev
$ pip install pydes --allow-external pydes --allow-unverified pydes
$ pip install beeswarm
Downloading/unpacking beeswarm
Successfully installed Beeswarm
Cleaning up...
$ mkdir server_workdir
$ cd server-workdir/
$ beeswarm --server
Default password for the admin account is: uqbrlsabeqpbwy


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s