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Title: Pervasive random beacon in the internet for covert coordination
Authors: Lee, H.H.
Chang, E.-C. 
Chan, M.C. 
Issue Date: 2006
Source: Lee, H.H.,Chang, E.-C.,Chan, M.C. (2006). Pervasive random beacon in the internet for covert coordination. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 3727 LNCS : 53-61. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A random beacon periodically outputs a random number and was introduced by Rabin[12] to secure remote transaction. We consider a random beacon that is pervasive in the sense that, it is available everywhere, and accesses to the beacon blends with normal activities. With a pervasive beacon, it is difficult to disrupt the beacon and detect accesses to it. As a result, the pervasiveness of the beacon can facilitate covert coordination, whereby a large collection of agents covertly decide on a common action. In this paper, we discuss the desirable properties of a pervasive random beacon which can be used for covert coordination, and describe how such a beacon can be found in the Internet based on major stock market indices closing values. We also investigate how such a covert coordination can be used, in particular, in coordinating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Finally, we explore ways to, in a limited manner, disrupt the beacon. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005.
Source Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/40398
ISBN: 3540290397
ISSN: 03029743
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