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Tool and Usage

HoneyPy is a low interaction honeypot written in Python, yet has additional capabilities. Plugins can be created to emulate services that run on UDP or TCP.

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The honeypot can be extended by plugins and customization is possible as well. This may increase the interaction level that the honeypot can support. All activity is logged to a file, with the option to post activity to Twitter or a web server.

Usage and audience

HoneyPy is commonly used for security monitoring. Target users for this tool are security professionals and system administrators.


  • HoneyPy is written in Python
  • Customization and additions are possible
  • Extendable with custom tests and plugins
  • Twitter integration

Tool review

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


  • + The source code of this software is available


Support operating systems

HoneyPy is known to work on Linux.


Several dependencies are required to use HoneyPy.

  • certifi
  • dnslib
  • pika
  • python_twitter
  • requests
  • Twisted
  • urllib3
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Project details
Latest release0.6.3 [2017-07-25]
Last updatedOct. 23, 2017

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