Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

5-2008

Abstract

The surge of peer-to-peer (P2P) networks consisting of thousands of of hosts makes them a breeding ground for malware proliferation. Although some existing studies have shown that malware proliferation can pose significant threats to P2P networks, defending against such an attack is largely an open problem. This paper aims to develop the countermeasure that can effectively mitigate the malware proliferation while preserving P2P networks' performance. To this end, we propose a dynamic trust management scheme based upon localized trust evaluation and alert propagation which prevents innocent peers from downloading files from infected peers. Our analysis and experimental results show that our approach can effectively reduce the malware proliferation rate.

Keywords

P2P systems, malware proliferation, dynamic trust

Discipline

Information Security

Research Areas

Cybersecurity

Publication

IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC '08, 19-23 May, Beijing

First Page

1605

Last Page

1609

ISBN

9781424420759

Identifier

10.1109/ICC.2008.310

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

Piscataway, NJ

Copyright Owner and License

Authors

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2008.310

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