Poster: The Impact of the Client Environment on Residential IP Proxies Detection

Elisa Chiapponi, Marc Dacier, Olivier Thonnard

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Residential IP Proxies (RESIPs) enable proxying out requests from a vast network of residential devices without inserting any information revealing it. While RESIPs can be used for legitimate purposes, previous studies also associate them with malicious activities. In our last work, we proposed a server-side detection method for RESIP connections based on the difference in the Round Trip Time at the TCP and TLS layers. In this new work, thanks to real-world connections, we investigate if and how specific factors in the client environment influence the technique. We show that genuine users utilizing web browsers or performing hotspots do not result in false positives for our technique. Moreover, our early results suggest that false positives caused by Mobile TCP Terminating Proxies used by mobile Internet Service Providers have a Round Trip Time difference higher than the detection threshold but much smaller than the average RESIP one. This suggests that we can reduce these false positives by highering the detection threshold for mobile connections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIMC 2023 - Proceedings of the 2023 ACM on Internet Measurement Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9798400703829
StatePublished - Oct 24 2023
Event23rd Edition of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference, IMC 2023 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Oct 24 2023Oct 26 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference, IMC


Conference23rd Edition of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference, IMC 2023

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  • botnet
  • residential ip proxy
  • resips
  • round trip time measurement
  • security
  • tls

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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