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Bot, Cyborg and automated Turing Test: (Or "putting the humanoid in the protocol")

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jeff Yan


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The Automated Turing test (ATT) is almost a standard security technique for addressing the threat of undesirable or malicious bot programs. In this paper, we motivate an interesting adversary model, cyborgs, which are either humans assisted by bots or bots assisted by humans. Since there is always a human behind these bots, or a human can always be available on demand, ATT fails to differentiate such cyborgs from humans. The notion of "telling humans and cyborgs apart" is novel, and it can be of practical relevance in network security. Although it is a challenging task, we have had some success in telling cyborgs and humans apart automatically. © 2009 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

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Author(s): Yan J

Editor(s): Christianson, B., Crispo, B., Malcolm, J.A., Roe, M.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 14th International Workshop on Security Protocols

Year of Conference: 2009

Pages: 190-197

ISSN: 0302-9743

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-04904-0_26

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Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

ISBN: 9783642049033