Identifying and Isolating Zombie Attack in Cloud Computing

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Peter Awon-natemi Agbedemnab
Salifu Abdul-Mumin
Zakaria Abdulrahim


The cloud computing architecture is a berth in which third party, virtual machine and cloud service providers are involved in data uploading and downloading. A major challenge in this architecture, however, is the security of the data as there exist various forms of attacks from malicious people
and devices. Among these security attacks, the zombie attack is the most advance type of attack. The zombie attack reduces network performance in terms of delay and bandwidth consumption. With zombie attack, some malicious users may join the network which, in turn takes off the data of legitimate users and at the same time enable zombie nodes to communicate with a virtual machine on behalf of the legitimate user. In this paper, a technique based on strong authentication which, is able to detect malicious users from a network and isolates them from the cloud architecture is proposed.

Authentication, cloud computing, security, malicious user, virtual machine, zombie attack.

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Agbedemnab, P. A.- natemi, Abdul-Mumin, S., & Abdulrahim, Z. (2020). Identifying and Isolating Zombie Attack in Cloud Computing. Asian Journal of Research in Computer Science, 6(2), 46-56.
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