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Melting the Snow: Using Active DNS Measurements to Detect Snowshoe Spam Domains

Melting the Snow: Using Active DNS Measurements to Detect Snowshoe Spam Domains

Snowshoe spam is a type of spam which is notoriously hard to detect. Differently from regular spam, snowshoe spammers distribute the volume among many hosts, in order to make detection harder. To be successful, however spammers need to appear as legitimate as possible, for example, by adopting email best practice like Sender Policy Framework (SPF). This requires spammers to register and configure legitimate DNS domains. Previous studies uses DNS data to detect spam. However, this often happens based on passive…

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TIDE goes to FOSDEM (video available)

TIDE goes to FOSDEM (video available)

FOSDEM is a yearly event in the last weekend of Januari (or the first weekend of Februari). FOSDEM stands for Free Open-Source Developer Europe Meeting. At the event state of the art open-source software is discussed, presented and enjoyed. This year there is a DNS devroom. On sunday at 11:35 Olivier will hold a talk there titled ‘Melting the Snow: Using Active DNS Measurements to Detect Snowshoe Spam Domains’. Since the event is entirely free, be sure to visit! Update:…

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