On information hiding in retransmissions
Wojciech Mazurczyk , Miłosz Smolarczyk , Krzysztof Szczypiorski
AbstractThe 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.
|Journal series||Telecommunication Systems, ISSN 1018-4864, [1572-9451 (electronic version)]|
|Keywords in English||RSTEG, Network steganography, Retransmission mechanism|
|Project||The 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
|Score|| = 20.0, 18-09-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
= 25.0, 18-09-2020, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||= 6; = 7; = 15.0; : 2014 = 1.174; : 2013 = 1.163 (2) - 2013=1.201 (5)|
|Citation count*||15 (2020-09-10)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.