On information hiding in retransmissions

Wojciech Mazurczyk , Miłosz Smolarczyk , Krzysztof Szczypiorski


The paper presents an idea and experimental results for RSTEG (Retransmission Steganography), which is an intra-protocol hybrid network steganography method. It is intended for a broad class of protocols that utilises retransmission mechanisms. RSTEG enables hidden communication by not acknowledging a successfully received packet in order to intentionally invoke retransmission. The retransmitted packet carries a steganogram instead of user data in the payload field. Experimental results for TCP-based RSTEG traffic analysis are enclosed which were focused on measuring steganographic bandwidth and influence on TCP network traffic in terms of undetectability.
Author Wojciech Mazurczyk (FEIT / IT)
Wojciech Mazurczyk,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
, Miłosz Smolarczyk (FEIT / IT)
Miłosz Smolarczyk,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
, Krzysztof Szczypiorski (FEIT / IT)
Krzysztof Szczypiorski,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
Journal seriesTelecommunication Systems, ISSN 1018-4864, [1572-9451 (electronic version)]
Issue year2013
Keywords in EnglishRSTEG, Network steganography, Retransmission mechanism
ASJC Classification2208 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
URL http://www.springerlink.com/content/8772k1x516j31082/
ProjectThe Develpment of Digital Communicatios. Project leader: Lubacz Józef, , Phone: 22 234 65 31, start date 04-05-2012, planned end date 31-03-2013, end date 31-12-2013, IT/2012/statut, Completed
WEiTI Działalność statutowa
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)25
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 18-09-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 25.0, 18-09-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 6; Scopus Citations = 7; GS Citations = 15.0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2014 = 1.174; WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 1.163 (2) - 2013=1.201 (5)
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