The New Threats of Information Hiding: The Road Ahead

Krzysztof Cabaj , Luca Caviglione , Wojciech Mazurczyk , Steffen Wendzel , Alan Woodward , Sebastian Zander


A recent trend involves exploiting various information-hiding techniques to empower malware-for example, to bypass mobile device security frameworks or to exfiltrate sensitive data. The authors provide an overview of information-hiding techniques that can be utilized by malware. They showcase existing and emerging threats that use different types of data-hiding mechanisms (not just those adopting classical covert channels), with the goal of monitoring these threats and proposing efficient countermeasures.
Author Krzysztof Cabaj (FEIT / IN)
Krzysztof Cabaj,,
- The Institute of Computer Science
, Luca Caviglione - [Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche]
Luca Caviglione,,
, Wojciech Mazurczyk (FEIT / IT)
Wojciech Mazurczyk,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
, Steffen Wendzel - [Fachhochschule Worms]
Steffen Wendzel,,
, Alan Woodward - [University of Surrey (Surrey)]
Alan Woodward,,
, Sebastian Zander - [Murdoch University]
Sebastian Zander,,
Journal seriesIT Professional, ISSN 1520-9202, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2018
Pages 31-39
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishinformation hiding, network security, malware, cybersecurity, security, steganography
ASJC Classification1706 Computer Science Applications; 1708 Hardware and Architecture; 1712 Software
ProjectDevelopment of new algorithms in the areas of software and computer architecture, artificial intelligence and information systems and computer graphics . Project leader: Arabas Jarosław, , Phone: +48 22 234 7432, start date 01-06-2017, end date 31-10-2018, II/2017/DS/1, Completed
WEiTI Działalność statutowa
The Develpment of Digital Communicatios. Project leader: Siuzdak Jerzy, , Phone: +48 22 234-7868, start date 07-06-2017, end date 30-11-2018, IT/2017/statut, Completed
WEiTI Działalność statutowa
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 16-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 3; Scopus Citations = 9; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.028; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.424 (2) - 2018=2.454 (5)
Citation count*20 (2020-01-12)
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