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Detection of Botnets using Honeypots and P2P Botnets
Rajab Challoo, Raghavendra Kotapalli
Pages - 496 - 502     |    Revised - 01-11-2011     |    Published - 15-12-2011
Volume - 5   Issue - 5    |    Publication Date - November / December 2011  Table of Contents
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KEYWORDS
Peer-to-peer network, Botnet, Honeypot, Hijacking
ABSTRACT
A “botnet” is a group of compromised computers connected to a network, which can be used for both recognition and illicit financial gain; controlled by an attacker (bot-herder). Among the counter measures proposed in the recent developments is the “Honeypot”. The attacker who would be aware of the Honeypot would take adequate steps to maintain the botnet, hence attack the Honeypot (Infected Honeypot). In this paper we propose a method to remove the infected Honeypot by Constructing a Peer-to-peer structured botnet which would detect the uninfected Honeypot and use it to detect botnets originally used by the attacker. Our simulation shows that this method is very effective and can detect the botnets that are intended to malign the network.
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Dr. Rajab Challoo
Texas A&M University-Kingsville - United States of America
kfrc000@tamuk.edu
Mr. Raghavendra Kotapalli
- United States of America