Proxmox & Cuckoo – a powerful combo for your home malware lab

I had some free time recently and decided to make use of one old desktop computer that was lying around. With a fairly strong HW configuration, it was an ideal target for my home malware sandbox environment that I long wanted, but never had the chance to set up. If you want to analyze malware, a sandbox for dynamic analysis is always useful. It allows you to focus on relevant parts of the behavior so you don’t waste time while debugging. Luckily, there are plenty of online sandboxes nowadays that one can use for free, but having your own can be of advantage sometimes. In this post, I will go through the process of setting up Cuckoo Sandbox running in Proxmox Virtual Environment, all on the same machine, running in your own network.

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