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Tool and Usage

Cowrie is a honeypot to emulate SSH and telnet services. It can be used to learn attack methods and as an additional layer for security monitoring.

Usage and audience

This tool is categorized as a honeypot and SSH honeypot.

Cowrie is commonly used for information gathering, learning, security monitoring, or threat discovery. Target users for this tool are security professionals and system administrators.

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + More than 50 contributors
  • + More than 1000 GitHub stars

Author and Maintainers

Cowrie is under development by Michel Oosterhof.


Supported operating systems

Cowrie is known to work on Linux.


Several dependencies are required to use Cowrie.

  • appdirs
  • attrs
  • configparser
  • cryptography
  • gmpy2
  • packaging
  • pyasn1_modules
  • pycrypto
  • pyOpenSSL
  • pyparsing
  • python-dateutil
  • service_identity
  • tftpy
  • Twisted

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Project details
Latest release1.2.0 [2017-07-10]
LicenseCustom license
Last updatedApril 6, 2018

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