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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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CTIT: Your Research, a poster presentation to kick-off this project

CTIT: Your Research, a poster presentation to kick-off this project

The CTIT’s annual event “Your Research @ CTIT” aims to bring together PhD/Postdoc researchers from all the 21 CTIT research groups from the University of Twente. Researchers will have the opportunity here to present their ongoing research project to their CTIT colleagues. The event this year will be held on 3 October 2017 from 15:00 till 18:00 at the Ravelijn Atrium. TIDE will be presenting the poster originally made for SIGcomm (see this post for details).