A novel stealthy data capture tool for honeypot system

Nguyen Anh Quynh, Yoshiyasu Takefuji

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Data capture tool is one of the core components of a honeypot system. The most vital requirement of this component is: it must function as stealthily as possible, so the intruder is not aware of its presence. Currently Sebek is the most sophisticated tool for this purpose. Unfortunately Sebek is rather easy to detect, even with unprivileged right access. This paper presents a novel approach to improve Sebek on this aspect. We proposes a design and implementation of a tool named Xebek, which is based on Xen technology, to fix the most outstanding problems of Sebek. Our experimental results prove that Xebek is much more covert, while the reliability and efficient are improved significantly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-215
Number of pages7
JournalWSEAS Transactions on Computers
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan


  • Data capture tool
  • Honeypot
  • Intrusion detection
  • Security attack
  • Stealthy communication
  • Xen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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