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An Advanced Hybrid Peer-to-Peer Botnet

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An Advanced Hybrid Peer-to-Peer Botnet
A "botnet" consists of a network of compromised computers controlled by an attacker ("botmaster"). Recently botnets have become the root cause of many Internet attacks. To be well prepared for future attacks, it is not enough to study how to detect and defend against the botnets that have appeared in the past. More importantly, we should study advanced botnet designs that could be developed by botmasters in the near future. In this paper, we present the design of an advanced hybrid peerto-peer botnet. Compared with current botnets, the proposed botnet is harder to be shut down, monitored, and hijacked. It provides robust network connectivity, individualized encryption and control traffic dispersion, limited botnet exposure by each bot, and easy monitoring and recovery by its botmaster. Possible defenses against this advanced botnet are suggested.
Ping Wang, Sherri Sparks, Cliff Changchun Zou
Added 21 May 2011
Updated 21 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where TDSC
Authors Ping Wang, Sherri Sparks, Cliff Changchun Zou
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