Spam, Phishing, and the Looming Challenge of Big Botnets

dc.contributor.authorHemmingsen, Ren´e H.eng
dc.contributor.authorAycock, Johneng
dc.contributor.authorJacobson Jr., Michaeleng
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-26T20:22:19Z
dc.date.available2008-02-26T20:22:19Z
dc.date.computerscience2007-05-17eng
dc.date.issued2007-05-17eng
dc.description.abstractWhat could a spammer or phisher do with a botnet of a thousand machines? a hundred thousand? a million? Send lots of email is the least worrisome answer to these questions. As anti-spam and anti-phishing defenses improve, there is more than sufficient financial motivation for spammers and phishers to consider what they can accomplish with enormous scale. We begin by looking at a wide range of anti-spam defenses. Many of these, like rate limiting and port 25 blocking, will simply no longer work against big botnets; we explain why. Further, the basic cryptographic assumptions underlying the implementation of SSL certificates and DomainKeys/DKIM need re-examination in light of the massive computing power of big botnets. We describe possible attacks by spammers and phishers, and the implications these attacks have in terms of defense.eng
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dc.identifier.department2007-865-17eng
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/30296
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/45379
dc.language.isoEngeng
dc.publisher.corporateUniversity of Calgaryeng
dc.publisher.facultyScienceeng
dc.subjectComputer Scienceeng
dc.titleSpam, Phishing, and the Looming Challenge of Big Botnetseng
dc.typeunknown
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Scienceeng
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