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Fast Flux Hosting

5 June 2008

Host: Dave Piscitello, Security and Stability Advisory Committee

Audio: [English] (stream server)

Presentation: SSAC Presentation on Fast Flux Hosting (PDF, 331K)

Description: "Fast flux" is an evasion technique that cyber-criminals and Internet miscreants use to evade identification and to frustrate law enforcement and anticrime efforts aimed at locating and shutting down web sites used for illegal purposes. Fast flux hosting supports a wide variety of cyber-crime activities (fraud, identity theft, online scams) and is considered one of the most serious threats to online activities today. One variant of fast flux hosting, "double flux", exploits the domain name registration and name resolution services.