Implementing honeypots to fight spammers / Mohd Saiful Abd Talib

Abd Talib, Mohd Saiful (2005) Implementing honeypots to fight spammers / Mohd Saiful Abd Talib. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

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Abstract

Spam can be considered as unwanted email. Those emails usually contain advertisements that can found in postal mailboxes. Although spam generally not considered as real cyber attack, it may be difficult to differentiate between viruscontaminated emails. Moreover, spammers slow the servers that receiving legitimate emails and may cause availability problems. Typical solutions against this problem may be to filter emails received by using content analysis or blacklists. Hence this project discusses the usefulness of using homemade honeypots to fight spammers. Sendmail is used in this project as a decoy to fool spammers. This paper will explain how typical spammers work, as well as how honeypots could be used to detect spammers, slow spammers, and stop spammers from such activities.

Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Abd Talib, Mohd SaifulUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Instruments and machines > Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Instruments and machines > Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Item ID: 1683
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2019 02:16
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 1
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/1683

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