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    • ISSN: 1793-8244
    • Frequency: Semiyearly
    • DOI: 10.18178/JACN
    • Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Ka Wai Gary Wong
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Dr. Ka Wai Gary Wong
Division of Information and Technology Studies, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong.
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JACN 2013 Vol.1(2): 148-152 ISSN: 1793-8244
DOI: 10.7763/JACN.2013.V1.30

Detection of Fast-Flux Domains

Chia-Mei Chen, Sheng-Tzong Cheng, and Ju-Hsien Chou
Abstract—Botnets create harmful attacks nowadays. Lawbreaker may implant malware into victim machines using botnets and, furthermore, he employs fast-flux domain technology to improve the lifetime and robustness of botnets. To circumvent the detection of command and control servers, a set of bots is selected to redirect malicious communication and hides the communication within normal traffic. As the dynamics of fast-flux domains, blacklist mechanism is not efficient to prevent fast-flux botnet attacks. It would be time consuming to examine the legitimacy of the domains of all the connections. Therefore, a lightweight detection of malicious fast-flux domains is desired. Based on the time-space behaviors of malicious fast-flux domains, the network behaviors of domains are formulized in this study to reduce the time complexity of modeling features. According to the experimental results, the malicious fast-flux domains collected from the real networks are identified efficiently and the proposed solution outperforms the blacklists.

Index Terms—Botnet, fast-flux domain, malware, command and control server.

Chia-Mei Chen is with the Department of Information Management, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C. (email: cchen@mail.nsysu.edu.tw) Sheng-Tzong Cheng and Ju-Hsien Chou are with the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C (email:stcheng@mail.ncku.edu.tw, p7896127@mail.ncku.edu.tw)


Cite:Chia-Mei Chen, Sheng-Tzong Cheng, and Ju-Hsien Chou, "Detection of Fast-Flux Domains," Journal of Advances in Computer Networks vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 148-152, 2013.

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