Vigilante: end-to-end containment of internet worms

  title={Vigilante: end-to-end containment of internet worms},
  author={Manuel Jo{\~a}o Costa and Jon A Crowcroft and Miguel Castro and Antony I. T. Rowstron and Lidong Zhou and Lintao Zhang and Paul Barham},
Worm containment must be automatic because worms can spread too fast for humans to respond. Recent work has proposed network-level techniques to automate worm containment; these techniques have limitations because there is no information about the vulnerabilities exploited by worms at the network level. We propose Vigilante, a new end-to-end approach to contain worms automatically that addresses these limitations. Vigilante relies on collaborative worm detection at end hosts, but does not… CONTINUE READING
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