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A new worm propagation threat in BitTorrent: modeling and analysis

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A new worm propagation threat in BitTorrent: modeling and analysis
Peer-to-peer (p2p) networking technology has gained popularity as an efficient mechanism for users to obtain free services without the need for centralized servers. Protecting these networks from intruders and attackers is a real challenge. One of the constant threats on P2P networks is the propagation of active worms. Recent events show that active worms can spread automatically and flood the Internet in a very short period of time. Therefore, P2P systems can be a potential vehicle for active worms to achieve fast worm propagation in the Internet. Nowadays, BitTorrent is becoming more and more popular, mainly due its fair load distribution mechanism. Unfortunately, BitTorrent is particularly vulnerable to topology aware active worms. In this paper we analyze the impact of a new worm propagation threat on BitTorrent . We identify the BitTorrent vulnerabilities it exploits, the characteristics that accelerate and decelerate its propagation, and develop a mathematical model of their prop...
Sinan Hatahet, Abdelmadjid Bouabdallah, Yacine Cha
Added 22 May 2011
Updated 22 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where TELSYS
Authors Sinan Hatahet, Abdelmadjid Bouabdallah, Yacine Challal
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