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dc.contributor.authorAbdelhafez, Mohamed
dc.contributor.authorRiley, George F.
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dc.descriptionPresented at the Third International Workshop on Information Assurance (IWIA), March 2005
dc.description.abstractInternet worm attacks have become increasingly more frequent and have had a major impact on the economy, making the detection and prevention of these attacks a top security concern. Several counter–measures have been proposed and evaluated in recent literature. However, the effect of these proposed defensive mechanisms on legitimate competing traffic has not been analyzed. Clearly, a defensive approach that slows down or stops worm propagation at the expense of completely restricting any legitimate traffic is of little value. Here we perform a comparative analysis of the effectiveness of several of these proposed mechanisms, including a measure of their effect on normal web browsing activities. In addition, we introduce a new defensive approach that can easily be implemented on existing hosts, and which significantly reduces the rate of spread of worms using TCP connections to perform the infiltration. Our approach has no measurable effect on legitimate traffic.en
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dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen
dc.subjectInformation retrievalen
dc.subjectInvasive softwareen
dc.titleEvaluation of Worm Containment Algorithms and their Effect on Legitimate Trafficen
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
dc.publisher.originalInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., New York

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