Homework #21 - Cybercrime - Due Wednesday Nov 16, 11PM

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Read the paper Click Trajectories: End-to-End Analysis of the Spam Value Chain, Kirill Levchenko et al., IEEE S&P 2011

  1. Briefly write up your views of:

    1. What are the main contributions of this paper?

    2. What parts of the paper do you find unclear? (optional)

    3. What parts of the paper are questionable? (That is, you think a conclusion may be wrong, an approach or evaluation technically flawed, or data ill-presented.)

  2. Looking 3-5 years out, what do you predict the landscape of Internet-based threats will look like? Which will be the most significant? What progress/setbacks will defenders have made/suffered? What practical steps could be taken in the coming years to have the most positive prospects for this future? Defend your positions.