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A traffic signature-based algorithm for detecting scanning internet worms

M. Rasheed, Mohammad and Ghazali, Osman and Md Norwawi, Norita and M. Kadhum, Mohammed (2009) A traffic signature-based algorithm for detecting scanning internet worms. International Journal of Communication Networks and Information Security (IJCNIS), 1 (3). pp. 24-30. ISSN 2076-0930

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Internet worms that spread autonomously from one host to another cause major problem in today’s networks. On 25th January 2003, “Slammer” was released into the internet and after ten minutes the worm infected more than 90% of vulnerable hosts.Worms cause damage to the network by consuming its resources such as bandwidth. In this paper, we propose a method for detecting traffic signature for unknown internet worm. The proposed method has two algorithms. The first part is an Intelligent Failure Connection Algorithm (IFCA) using Artificial Immune System; IFCA is concerned with detecting the internet worm and stealthy worm. In order to reduce the number of false alarm, the impact of normal network activities is involved but TCP failure and ICMP unreachable connection on same IP address are not calculated because the internet worm strategic attack on the different IP address. The second algorithm Traffic Signature Algorithm (TSA) is concerned with capturing traffic signature of the scanning internet worm. In this paper, we show that the proposed method can detect traffic signature for MSBlaster worm.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Internet worm Detection, Firewall, Generate Signatures, Router
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2011 03:52
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2011 03:52
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2261

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