Microsoft researchers have unveiled an anti-hacking concept that can help track hackers or malicious content to origin servers.
The Host Tracker program’s goal is to “de-anonymize the Internet” through the ability to host servers with 99 percent accuracy.
Host Tracker is designed to unmask would-be hackers who take advantage of anonymizing techniques by cross-referencing Internet protocol traffic data to identify the true origin. Microsoft’s representatives said the Host Tracker system relies on application-level events — in this case, Internet Explorer browser sessions — to automatically infer host-IP bindings.
Read more on GCN.
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