Domain Generation Algorithm

What is a Domain Generation Algorithm (DGA)

A Domain Generation Algorithm (DGA) is computer software that creates domain names, usually to propagate remotely-controlled Web-based malware. DGAs are used, for example, to facilitate the use of Fast Flux, a veteran technique used by botnet operators to hide malware and phishing sites by rapidly changing DNS records.

What does LightCyber have to do with it?

Using customizable filters, LightCyber Magna can distinguish between malicious domains (those associated with Fast Flux, for example) and benign domains. Download a FREE white paper to learn more

<< Back to Glossary