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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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Best Paper Award at NOMS 2018

Best Paper Award at NOMS 2018

TIDE was present at  the Network Operations and  Management Symposion (NOMS 2018) conference in Taipei, Taiwan. Olivier was there to present “Melting the Snow: Detecting Snowshoe Spam Domains Using Active DNS Measurements”. NOMS 2018 was held in Taipei, Taiwan, from the 23rd till the 27th of April. NOMS has been held in every even-numbered year since 1988. This was the 30th anniversary of NOMS. Our work was very well received at the conference. So well, in fact, that they gave…

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