Toward worm detection in online social networks

  title={Toward worm detection in online social networks},
  author={Wei Xu and Fangfang Zhang and Sencun Zhu},
Worms propagating in online social networking (OSN) websites have become a major security threat to both the websites and their users in recent years. Since these worms exhibit unique propagation vectors, existing Internet worm detection mechanisms cannot be applied to them. In this work, we propose an early warning OSN worms detection system, which leverages both the propagation characteristics of these worms and the topological properties of online social networks. Our system can effectively… CONTINUE READING
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