Computer Laboratory

Alexander Vetterl

Alexander Vetterl

I'm a PhD student working with Richard Clayton and Ross Anderson in the Security Group. My research is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Computer Laboratory. I am a member of the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre and Churchill College.

My research interests include honeypot architectures, intrusion detection systems and cybercrime, with a particular focus on the Internet of Things.


  • Bitter Harvest: Systematically Fingerprinting Low- and Medium-interaction Honeypots at Internet Scale
    (Proceedings of the 12th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT ’18)) [PDF] [Slides]
    We present a generic technique for systematically fingerprinting low- and medium interaction honeypots at Internet scale with just one packet and an ERR (Equal Error Rate) of 0.0183. We conduct Internet-wide scans and identify 7,605 honeypot instances across nine different honeypot implementations for the most important network protocols SSH, Telnet, and HTTP.


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Alexander Vetterl
University of Cambridge
Computer Laboratory
15 JJ Thomson Avenue
Cambridge CB3 0FD
United Kingdom
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