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Re: Botnet Detection
From: "Jones, Jim R" <jonesj () ITS GONZAGA EDU>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 15:48:45 -0700

Thanks! Hopefully we will have time to get something in place prior to
move in week but we will see!

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From: Clark, Joseph K [mailto:ClarkJK () COFC EDU] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 3:38 PM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: Re: [SECURITY] Botnet Detection



The following came across the NANOG listserv a week or so ago. We are
planning to test it out soon.

 

Thanks,

Joseph Clark

clarkjk () cofc edu

 

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All,

 

SRI and Georgia Tech have been working on a pretty cool new tool that
will quickly locate bot traffic inside a network.  A government/military
version of this software has been in use successfully for about a month,
and a public version was made available this week.  BotHunter introduces
a new kind of passive network perimeter monitoring scheme, designed to
recognize the intrusion and coordination dialog that occurs during a
successful malware infection.  It employs a novel dialog-based
correlation engine (patent pending), which recognizes the  communication
patterns of malware-infected computers within your network perimeter.
BotHunter is available for download at
http://www.cyber-ta.org/BotHunter/ and runs under Linux Fedora, SuSE,
and Debian distributions.

 

There is also a highly interactive honeynet using BotHunter run by SRI
you should look at.  The URL is
http://www.cyber-ta.org/releases/malware-analysis/public/.  We are
detecting dozens of new infections each day and this site is very
helpful in understanding the behavior of the received malware.  Also, it
generates a nice list of potentially evil IP addresses and DNS queries.

 

For both the BotHunter software and the honeynet we'd appreciate any
feedback on ways to improve them.  Contact details are in the download
package and on the website.

 

 

Marc

 

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