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Crimeware by Zulfikar Ramzan, Markus Jakobsson

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Chapter 3. Crimeware and Peer-to-Peer Networks

Minaxi Gupta, Markus Jakobsson, Andrew Kalafut, and Sid Stamm

This chapter contains two sections on the spread of malware over peer-to-peer networks. The bulk of the chapter is devoted to traditional peer-to-peer file-sharing networks, which are considered in the first section. The second section considers the propagation of malware among social networks. In a sense, these are also peer-to-peer networks, but here a peer is not just an adjacent node in an overlay network, but rather a friend or colleague to whom the malware is transmitted.

3.1 Malware in Peer-to-Peer Networks*

The peer-to-peer (P2P) technology offers a unique way for user machines across the Internet to connect to each other and ...

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