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Detecting Malicious Traffic in HTTP Headers

Oct 20, 2011, 15:00 (1 Talkback[s])

"In the battle against malicious traffic and infected websites, security researchers are always looking for new avenues of detection. According to Trustwave Security Researcher Rodrigo Montoro, one such approach could come from an analysis of HTTP headers to detect potentially malicious traffic.

Speaking at the SecTOR security conference in Toronto, Montoro detailed his approach toward scoring HTTP headers to help identify infected websites. Montoro explained that a signature-based approach can't scale properly, which is why he set out to find a new way forward.

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