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—Extracting the protocol message format specifications of unknown applications from network traces is important for a variety of applications such as application protocol parsing, vulnerability discovery, and system integration. In this paper, we propose ProDecoder, a network trace based protocol message format inference system that exploits the semantics(More)
Flash crowd events (FCEs) and malicious traffic including DDoS and worm attacks present a real threat to the stability of Web services. In this paper, we design a practical defense system that can provide some needed relief from the two types of events and protect the availability of Web services. A novel method of dynamic bandwidth arbitration using(More)
Domain-oriented sentiment lexicons are widely used for fine-grained sentiment analysis on reviews; therefore, the automatic construction of domain-oriented sentiment lexicon is a fundamental and important task for sentiment analysis research. Most of existing construction approaches take only the kind of relationships between words into account, which makes(More)
In recent years, widely spreading botnets in social networks are becoming a major security threat to both social networking services and the privacy of their users. In order to have a better understanding of the dynamics of these botnets, defenders should model the process of their propagation. However, previous studies on botnet propagation model have(More)