International Journal of Applied Information Systems (IJAIS)
Worm propagation analysis, including exploring mechanisms of worm propagation and formulating effects of network/ worm parameters, has great importance for worm containment and host protection in P2P networks. Previous paper only focuses on topological worm propagation where worms search a host's neighbor-list to find new victims. In BitTorrent (BT) networks, the information from servers or trackers, however, could be fully exploited to design effective worms. In this paper, the authors propose a new approach for worm propagation in BT-like P2P networks.