Micro protocol engineering for unstructured carriers: on the embedding of steganographic control protocols into audio transmissions

Matthias Naumann , Steffen Wendzel , Wojciech Mazurczyk , Joerg Keller


Network steganography conceals the transfer of sensitive information within unobtrusive data in computer networks. Socalled micro protocols are communication protocols placed within the payload of a network steganographic transfer. They enrich this transfer with features such as reliability, dynamic overlay routing, or performance optimization — just to mention a few. We present different design approaches for the embedding of hidden channels with micro protocols in digitized audio signals under consideration of different requirements. On the basis of experimental results, our design approaches are compared and introduced into a protocol engineering approach for micro protocols.
Author Matthias Naumann - [University of Hagen (fernuni-hagen)]
Matthias Naumann,,
- FernUniversität in Hagen
, Steffen Wendzel - [Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics (FKIE)]
Steffen Wendzel,,
- Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics
, Wojciech Mazurczyk IT
Wojciech Mazurczyk,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
, Joerg Keller - [University of Hagen (fernuni-hagen)]
Joerg Keller,,
- FernUniversität in Hagen
Journal seriesSecurity and Communication Networks, ISSN 1939-0114 [1939-0122]
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.65
Keywords in Englishnetwork steganography; audio steganography; micro protocols; control protocols; covert channels
projectThe Develpment of Digital Communicatios. Project leader: Siuzdak Jerzy, , Phone: +48 22 234-7232, start date 27-04-2015, end date 31-12-2016, IT/2015/statut, Completed
WEiTI Działalność statutowa
Languageen angielski
2016 Naumann Wendzel Mazurczyk Micro protocol engineering.pdf 1.11 MB
Score (nominal)20
ScoreMinisterial score [Punktacja MNiSW] = 20.0, 27-03-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) [Punktacja MNiSW (2013-2016)] = 20.0, 27-03-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor [Impact Factor WoS]: 2016 = 1.067 (2) - 2016=1.022 (5)
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