Behavior-based tracking: Exploiting characteristic patterns in DNS traffic

  title={Behavior-based tracking: Exploiting characteristic patterns in DNS traffic},
  author={Dominik Herrmann and Christian Banse and Hannes Federrath},
  journal={Computers & Security},
We review and evaluate three techniques that allow a passive adversary to track users who have dynamic IP addresses based on characteristic behavioral patterns, i. e., without cookies or similar techniques. For this purpose we consider 1-Nearest-Neighbor classifiers, a Multinomial Naïve Bayes classifier and pattern mining techniques based on the criteria support and lift. For evaluation we focus on the case of a curious DNS resolver. Therefore, we analyze the effectiveness of the techniques… CONTINUE READING
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