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"If a malware aware that it's being deployed in a  honeypot environment, can it consider itself to be sentient ?"

Traditionally in the past , in order to avoid a payload from being easily dissected by malware researchers, obsfucation , anti-vm , anti debugging technique will be use as a show stopper.

If you are interested to learn common techniques how  VM detection works there are two seperate projects


ScoopyNG

Sample Results

VMDETECTOR

Enumerate 5 major Information to Detect for VM

We will discuss some common techniques that can be use to evade the detection in part 2.