Network packet payload parity based steganography

Osamah Ibrahiem Abdullaziz, Vik Tor Goh, Huo Chong Ling, Koksheik Wong

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Abstract

Network steganography is an emerging research field, which exploits packet protocol headers, protocol mechanism, packet payload, etc. to establish secret communication between two parties over a computer network. The detection of such hidden communication has not been part of intrusion detection systems that are primarily used to detect malicious activities such as viruses and malwares. In this paper, we propose two packet-length based steganographic techniques to implement a covert channel. We examine and analyze the packet lengths of normal traffic to show that our techniques can cope with traffic anomaly detection methods and does not introduce noticeable traffic overhead.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 IEEE Conference on Sustainable Utilization and Development in Engineering and Technology, IEEE CSUDET 2013
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages56-59
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781467346917
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Conference on Sustainable Utilization and Development in Engineering and Technology 2013 - Selangor, Malaysia
Duration: 30 May 201331 May 2013
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/6654596/proceeding (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Conference on Sustainable Utilization and Development in Engineering and Technology 2013
Abbreviated titleCSUDET 2013
CountryMalaysia
CitySelangor
Period30/05/1331/05/13
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Keywords

  • Covert Channel
  • Information Hiding
  • Packet Crafting
  • Packet Length
  • Steganography

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