Monday, January 4, 2010

Passive Fingerprinting of Network Reconnaissance Tools

Last month I ran across the initial 3 page IEEE summary of this thesis paper. At the time I wasn't able to find a full copy of it. Though now it looks like there is a copy out there

In a nutshell they look at the visual fingerprint a scanner, such as NMAP, UnicornScan, etc makes as it scans a system. By utilizing the information they obtain they can tell what program is scanning your system.

Anyway, interesting twist, fingerprinting the application scanning you. I had looked at doing this with some products, but never to this extent, very nicely done!

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