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2013 The Influence of User Protection Behaviors on the Control of Internet Worm Propagation
Yihong Li, Jinxiao Pan, Lipeng Song, Zhen Jin
Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2013: 1-13 (2013). DOI: 10.1155/2013/531781


Computer users’ reactions to the outbreak of Internet worm directly determine the defense capability of the computer and play an important role in the spread of worm. In this paper, in order to characterize the impacts of adaptive user protection behaviors, an improved SIS model is proposed to describe the Internet worm propagation. The results of theoretical analysis indicate that the protective campaigns of users can indeed reduce the worm’s reproduction number to values less than one. But it may not be sufficient to eradicate the worm. In certain condition, a backward bifurcation leading to bistability can occur. These are new findings in the worm propagation model that bring new challenges to control the spread of the worm and further demonstrate the importance of user behaviors in controlling the worm propagation. Corresponding to the analysis results, defense and control strategies are provided.


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Yihong Li. Jinxiao Pan. Lipeng Song. Zhen Jin. "The Influence of User Protection Behaviors on the Control of Internet Worm Propagation." Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2013 1 - 13, 2013.


Published: 2013
First available in Project Euclid: 27 February 2014

zbMATH: 1291.68034
MathSciNet: MR3102664
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2013/531781

Rights: Copyright © 2013 Hindawi

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