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Overcoming reputation and proof-of-work systems in botnets

White, Andrew, Tickle, Alan, & Clark, Andrew (2010) Overcoming reputation and proof-of-work systems in botnets. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Network and System Security (NSS 2010), IEEE Computer Society, Melbourne.

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    Reputation and proof-of-work systems have been outlined as methods bot masters will soon use to defend their peer-to-peer botnets. These techniques are designed to prevent sybil attacks, such as those that led to the downfall of the Storm botnet. To evaluate the effectiveness of these techniques, a botnet that employed these techniques was simulated, and the amount of resources required to stage a successful sybil attack against it measured. While the proof-of-work system was found to increase the resources required for a successful sybil attack, the reputation system was found to lower the amount of resources required to disable the botnet.

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    ID Code: 35657
    Item Type: Conference Paper
    Keywords: botnet, sybil, reputation, proof-of-work
    DOI: 10.1109/NSS.2010.65
    ISBN: 9780769541594
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > OTHER INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (089900) > Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified (089999)
    Divisions: Past > Schools > Computer Science
    Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
    Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 IEEE Computer Society
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    Deposited On: 20 Sep 2010 11:02
    Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:19

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