System and method for detecting and controlling a drone implanted in a network attached device such as a computer

  • US 7,093,294 B2
  • Filed: 10/31/2001
  • Issued: 08/15/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/31/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for detecting and controlling a drone implanted in a network connected device such as a computer, the system comprising:

  • an outbound intrusion detection system for detecting outbound drone traffic from a drone implanted in a network connected device and providing notice when the outbound drone traffic is detected;

    a blocker for blocking the outbound drone traffic responsive to the notice provided by the outbound intrusion detection system;

    an outbound trace log for storing a trace of outbound traffic from the network connected device;

    an inbound trace log for storing a trace of inbound traffic to the network connected device; and

    a correlator for correlating the outbound trace log and the inbound trace log and deducing a source ID of an inbound message responsible for triggering the outbound drone traffic.

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