Sending Hidden Data via Google Suggest

Piotr Białczak , Wojciech Mazurczyk , Krzysztof Szczypiorski


Google Suggest is a service incorporated within Google Web Search which was created to help user find the right search phrase by proposing the auto-completing popular phrases while typing. The paper presents a new network steganography method called StegSuggest which utilizes suggestions generated by Google Suggest as a hidden data carrier. The detailed description of the method's idea is backed up with the analysis of the network traffic generated by the Google Suggest to prove its feasibility. The traffic analysis was also per-formed to discover the occurrence of two TCP options: Window Scale and Timestamp which StegSuggest uses to operate. Estimation of method steganographic bandwidth proves that it is possible to insert 100 bits of steganogram into every suggestions list sent by Google Suggest service
Author Piotr Białczak IT
Piotr Białczak,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
, Wojciech Mazurczyk IT
Wojciech Mazurczyk,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
, Krzysztof Szczypiorski IT
Krzysztof Szczypiorski,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
Book Procedings of the 2011 International Conference on Telecommunication Systems, Modeling and Analysis , 2011, Department of Telecommunications Czech Technical University in Prague, ISBN 978-0-9820958-4-3, 165 p.
projectNetwork steganography detection methods. Project leader: Mazurczyk Wojciech, , Phone: + 48 22 234-58-94, start date 24-12-2010, end date 31-12-2011, IT/2012/badawczy/25, Completed
WEiTI Projekty finansowane przez MNiSW
Languageen angielski
Białczak Mazurczyk Szczypiorski Sending Hidden Data via Google Suggest 2011.pdf 2.51 MB
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