Modeling the Propagation of Peer-to-Peer Worms Under Quarantine

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Peer-To-Peer (P2P) worms have become a serious problem on the Internet because of its adaptive propagation features. Due to the complexity of the problem, no existing work has solved the problem of modeling the propagation of P2P worms, especially when quarantine of peers is enforced. This paper presents a study on modeling the propagation of P2P worms under quarantine. The authors strive to find a quarantine tactic which is able to protect the majority of the peers by quarantining only the minority of them. Their major contributions in this paper are firstly, they propose a novel logic matrix approach to modeling the propagation of P2P worms; and secondly, they find the impacts of the two different quarantine tactics on the propagation characteristics of P2P worms.