A Protocol Based Countermeasure to BitTorrent Fake-Block Attack

Provided by: Binary Information Press
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
As a well known Peer-to-Peer file sharing application, BitTorrent has been widely adopted for content dissemination in the internet. Like other P2P software's, BitTorrent has the openness and anonymous characters that make it vulnerable to several serious security threats. This paper mainly focuses on one of the threats: fake-block pollution attack. The authors analyze the principle of fake-block pollution attack and make a real world evaluation of its impact under the WAN. They find that fake-block pollution attack can significantly damage the dissemination services of target resource sharing swarm.

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