A Behavioural Study of Various Worms and their Detection Schemes

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Gadege, Venkatesh ; Mamillapally, Nagaraju (2012)
  • Publisher: Journal of Engineering Computers & Applied Sciences
  • Journal: Journal of Engineering Computers & Applied Sciences (issn: 2319-5606, eissn: 2319-5606)
  • Subject: Computer Sciences | : Self-Propagation, Behavior, Detection, Vulnerability, Algorithms
    acm: Software_OPERATINGSYSTEMS | ComputingMilieux_MANAGEMENTOFCOMPUTINGANDINFORMATIONSYSTEMS

Computer worms have a behavior of self-propagation over the host machines and have been terrorizing the Internet for the last several years. This is due to the ability of worms to propagate in automated fashion as they continuously compromise computer on the internet. At the same time, being fully automated makes their behavior repetitious and predictable.This article presents a survey on the behavior and detection schemes of Internet worms. We first identify worm characteristics through their behavior, and then classify worm detection algorithms based on the parameters used in the algorithms. Furthermore, we analyze and compare different detection algorithms with reference to the worm characteristics by identifying the type of worms that can and cannot be detected by these schemes
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