And you thought you were safe after SLAMMER, not so, Swarms not Zombies present the greatest risk to our national internet infrastructure
I had a great time at WORM06 in Fairfax last week, and in my scramble to get work done in preparation for a day out of the office Wormblog updates slipped.
This paper comes from a conference on swarm intelligence and security. This is another one of those "worst worm" design papers, but it uses a novel approach: swarm intelligence.
The problem of attacks where sophisticated communities, such as BLACKHAT users, compromised larger and larger number of unsuspecting (and unsuspected) home personal computers in an effort to launch major attacks on both Government and corporate networks will be addressed in this manuscript. We called these attacks "Swarm Attacks", like a "swarm of bees". The Slammer, which is currently the fastest computer worm in recorded history, is an early precursor to this class of threat. Most proposed countermeasures strategies proposed to deal with such attacks, are based primarily on rate detection and limiting algorithms, or the detection of a sudden increased occurrence of "Destination Unreachable" messages in a network. However, we speculate that such strategies will prove ineffective in the future.
In this manuscript we will introduce the basic principles behind the idea of such "Swarm Worms", the nature of the intelligent behavior that emerges, as well as the basic structure required in order to be considered a "swarm worm", based on our definition. In addition, we will present preliminary results on the propagation speeds of one such swarm worm, called the ZachiK worm. We will show that ZachiK is capable of propagating at a rate 2 orders of magnitude faster than similar worms without swarm capabilities while remaining stealthy.
Source: And you thought you were safe after SLAMMER, not so, Swarms not Zombies present the greatest risk to our national internet infrastructure, Fernando C. Colon Osorio and Zachi Kloppman.
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