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Recommendations for the Remediation of Bots in ISP Networks (RFC6561)

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Publication Date: 2012-Mar-20
Document File: 58 page(s) / 74K

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J. Livingood: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This document contains recommendations on how Internet Service Providers can use various remediation techniques to manage the effects of malicious bot infestations on computers used by their subscribers. Internet users with infected computers are exposed to risks such as loss of personal data and increased susceptibility to online fraud. Such computers can also become inadvertent participants in or components of an online crime network, spam network, and/or phishing network as well as be used as a part of a distributed denial-of-service attack. Mitigating the effects of and remediating the installations of malicious bots will make it more difficult for botnets to operate and could reduce the level of online crime on the Internet in general and/or on a particular Internet Service Provider's network.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                      J. Livingood Request for Comments: 6561                                       N. Mody Category: Informational                                     M. O'Reirdan ISSN: 2070-1721                                                  Comcast                                                               March 2012

       Recommendations for the Remediation of Bots in ISP Networks

Abstract

   This document contains recommendations on how Internet Service    Providers can use various remediation techniques to manage the    effects of malicious bot infestations on computers used by their    subscribers.  Internet users with infected computers are exposed to    risks such as loss of personal data and increased susceptibility to    online fraud.  Such computers can also become inadvertent    participants in or components of an online crime network, spam    network, and/or phishing network as well as be used as a part of a    distributed denial-of-service attack.  Mitigating the effects of and    remediating the installations of malicious bots will make it more    difficult for botnets to operate and could reduce the level of online    crime on the Internet in general and/or on a particular Internet    Service Provider's network.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6561.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2012 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

 Livingood, et al.             Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 6561           Remediation of Bots in ISP Networks        March 2012

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