Toward Undetected Operating System Fingerprinting

  title={Toward Undetected Operating System Fingerprinting},
  author={Lloyd G. Greenwald and Tavaris J. Thomas},
Tools for active remote operating system fingerprinting generate many packets and are easily detected by host and network defensive devices such as IDS/NIDS. Since each additional packet increases the probability of detection, it is advantageous to minimize the number of probe packets. We make use of an informationtheoretic measure of test quality to evaluate fingerprinting probes and use this evaluation to derive effective probe combinations that minimize probe packets. While the default… CONTINUE READING
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