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DCA for Bot Detection

Yousof Al-Hammadi, Uwe Aickelin, Julie Greensmith

2008 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence) | IEEE Xplore | Published : 2008


Ensuring the security of computers is a non-trivial task, with many techniques used by malicious users to compromise these systems. In recent years a new threat has emerged in the form of networks of hijacked zombie machines used to perform complex distributed attacks such as denial of service and to obtain sensitive data such as password information. These zombie machines are said to be infected with a dasiahotpsila - a malicious piece of software which is installed on a host machine and is controlled by a remote attacker, termed the dasiabotmaster of a botnetpsila. In this work, we use the biologically inspired dendritic cell algorithm (DCA) to detect the existence of a single hot on a com..

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