Research paper by VISHAL CHAUHAN (SECURITY ANALYST)

ABSTRACT

Botnet uses commands and control channels (C&C).To initiate attack botnet uses IRC and HTTP protocols.It’s a big challenge to detect and prevent botnet attacks due to the Commands & Control channels.In botnet a malicious website is created which captures the details of the system of the victims machine such as there IP address,Operating System of the victim’s machine , operating system version and the machine’s architecture.the website initiates  spam attacks.this technique do not require any prior knowledge of bots and Commands & Control channels as the mechanism  can detect bots based on HTTP protocol.By implementing a bot sniffer monitor, botnet attacks can be detected, and preventive measures can be taken to prevent such attacks.We developed  a bot-sniffer monitor is developed to detect botnets by detecting the HTTP POST request method and by tracing the hidden fields in the HTML forms

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