Security applications of peer-to-peer networks

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Security applications of peer-to-peer networks
Open networks are often insecure and provide an opportunity for viruses and DDOS activities to spread. To make such networks more resilient against these kind of threats, we propose the use of a peer-to-peer architecture whereby each peer is responsible for: (a) detecting whether a virus or worm is uncontrollably propagating through the network resulting in an epidemic; (b) automatically dispatching warnings and information to other peers of a security-focused group; and (c) taking specific precautions for protecting their host by automatically hardening their security measures during the epidemic. This can lead to auto-adaptive secure operating systems that automatically change the trust level of the services they provide. We demonstrate our approach through a prototype application based on the JXTAXTA peer-topeer infrastructure.
Vasileios Vlachos, Stephanos Androutsellis-Theotok
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Type Journal
Year 2004
Where CN
Authors Vasileios Vlachos, Stephanos Androutsellis-Theotokis, Diomidis Spinellis
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