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USENIX Association NSDI '09: 6th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation 307 Not-a-Bot: Improving Service Availability in the Face of Botnet Attacks
 

Summary: USENIX Association NSDI '09: 6th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation 307
Not-a-Bot: Improving Service Availability in the Face of Botnet Attacks
Ramakrishna Gummadi
, Hari Balakrishnan
, Petros Maniatis
, Sylvia Ratnasamy

MIT CSAIL,
Intel Research Berkeley
Abstract
A large fraction of email spam, distributed denial-of-
service (DDoS) attacks, and click-fraud on web adver-
tisements are caused by traffic sent from compromised
machines that form botnets. This paper posits that by
identifying human-generated traffic as such, one can ser-
vice it with improved reliability or higher priority, miti-
gating the effects of botnet attacks.
The key challenge is to identify human-generated traf-
fic in the absence of strong unique identities. We develop
NAB ("Not-A-Bot"), a system to approximately identify

  

Source: Akella, Aditya - Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Database Group

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences