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Accelerating the propagation of active worms by employing multiple target discovery techniques

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Xiang Fan, Yang Xiang
Recently, active worms have done significant damage due to their rapid propagation over the Internet. We studied propagation mechanisms of active worms employing single target discovery technique and various combinations of two or three different target discovery techniques from attackers’ perspective. We performed a series of simulation experiments to investigate their propagation characteristics under various scenarios. We found uniform scanning to be an indispensable elementary target discovery technique of active worms. Our major contributions in this paper are first, we proposed the discrete time deterministic Compensation Factor Adjusted Propagation (CFAP) model of active worms; and second, we suggested the combination of target discovery techniques that can best accelerate propagation of active worms discovered from results of the comprehensive simulations. The significance of this paper lies in it being very beneficial to understanding of propagation mechanisms of active worms, and thus building effective and efficient defense systems against their propagation.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Cao J; Li M; Weng C; Xiang Y; Wang X; Tang H; Hong F; Liu H; Wang Y

Parent Title

Lecture notes in computer science, Vol. 5245/2008

Start Page

150

ISBN-13

9783540881407

Publisher

Springer

Place of Publication

Berlin.

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Business and Informatics;

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

32

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