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Future Internet 2017, 9(4), 67;

SDMw: Secure Dynamic Middleware for Defeating Port and OS Scanning

Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, La Trobe University, Victoria 3086, Australia
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Received: 27 September 2017 / Revised: 15 October 2017 / Accepted: 18 October 2017 / Published: 21 October 2017
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Fingerprinting is a process of identifying the remote network devices and services running on the devices, including operating systems (OS) of the devices, and hosts running different OSs. Several research proposals and commercial products are available in the market to defeat fingerprinting. However, they have performance limitations and expose themselves to attackers. In this paper, we utilize some real-time fault-tolerance concepts (viz. real-time/dynamic, detection/locating, confinement/localizing and masking/decoy) to propose a plug-and-play adaptive middleware architecture called Secure Dynamic Middleware (SDMw) with a view to defeat attackers fingerprinting the network, without exposing itself to the attackers. We verify that the proposed scheme works seamlessly and requires zero-configuration at the client side. View Full-Text
Keywords: port scanning; OS-fingerprinting; network scanning; dynamic middleware port scanning; OS-fingerprinting; network scanning; dynamic middleware

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Hanna, D.; Veeraraghavan, P.; Soh, B. SDMw: Secure Dynamic Middleware for Defeating Port and OS Scanning. Future Internet 2017, 9, 67.

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