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Tool and Usage

Project details
Programming languagePython
AuthorAngelo Dell'Aera
Latest release1.8.4 []

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Why this tool?

The honeypot concept is a well-known technique to collect attack patterns on servers and systems. Tools like Thug are considered to be a honeyclient, or client honeypot. These tools collect attacks against client applications. For example by mimicking a web application and visit a malicious page to see if any code is attacking the application.

Usage and audience

Thug is commonly used for learning, malware analysis, or threat discovery. Target users for this tool are security professionals.

Tool review and remarks

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


  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

Thug is under development by Angelo Dell'Aera.


Supported operating systems

Thug is known to work on Linux.

Thug alternatives

Similar tools to Thug:



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.



Dionaea is a honeypot that can emulate a range of services like FTP, HTTP, MySQL, and SMB. It can be used to see and learn how attackers work.



Dockpot uses Docker containers and HonSSH to create on-demand SSH honeypots. It forwards traffic for analysis and learning about attack patterns.

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Related tool information


This tool is categorized as a client honeypot and honeypot.

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