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Detecting Spambot as an Antispam Technique for Web Internet BBS


Juned M Laliwala , Gujarat Technological University PG School, Ahmedabad, Gujarat; Girish Khilari, BITS Pilani


SPAM, Botnet detection, Network threat detection, Network worm detection.


Spam which is one of the most popular and also the most relevant topic that needs to be understood in the current scenario. Everyone whether it may be a small child or an old person are using emails everyday all around the world. The scenario which we are seeing is that almost no one is aware or in simple sentence they do not know what actually the spam is and what they will do in their systems. Spam in general means unsolicited or unwanted mails. Botnets are considered one of the main source of the spam. Botnet means the group of software's called bots and the function of these bots is to run on several compromised computers autonomously and automatically. The main objective of this paper is to detect such a bot or spambots for the Bulletin Board System (BBS). BBS is a computer that is running software that allows users to leave a message and access information of general interest. Originally BBSes were accessed only over a phone line using a modem, but nowadays some BBSes allowed access via a Telnet, packet switched network, or packet radio connection. The main methodology that we are going to focus is on Behavioural-based Spam Detection (BSD) method. Behavioral-based Spam Detector (BSD) combines several behaviours of the spam bots at different stages including the behaviour of spam preparation before the spam session when the spammers search for an open relay SMTP service to send e-mails through, and the behaviour of spammers while connecting to the mail server. Detecting the abnormal behaviour produced by the spam activities gives a high rate of suspicion on the existence of bots.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV1I2033
Published in: Volume : 1, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2013
Page(s): 189-192

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