The covert channel over HTTP protocol

Waldemar Graniszewski , Jacek Krupski , Krzysztof Szczypiorski


The paper presents a new steganographic method - the covert channel is created over HTTP protocol header, i.e. trailer field. HTTP protocol is one of the most frequently used in the Internet. The popularity of the Web servers and network traffic from, and to them, is one of the requirements for undetectable message exchange. To study this kind of the information hiding technique an application in Javascript language based on the Node.js framework was written. The results of the experiment that was performed to send a message in the covert channel are also presented.
Author Waldemar Graniszewski ISEP
Waldemar Graniszewski,,
- The Institute of Control and Industrial Electronics
, Jacek Krupski ISEP
Jacek Krupski,,
- The Institute of Control and Industrial Electronics
, Krzysztof Szczypiorski IT
Krzysztof Szczypiorski,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
Pages100314Z-1 - 100314Z-8
Publication size in sheets0.3
Book Romaniuk Ryszard (eds.): Proc. SPIE. 10031, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2016, vol. 10031, 2016, SPIE , ISBN 9781510604858, [781510604865 (electronic) ], 1170 p., DOI:10.1117/12.2257157
Keywords in EnglishInformation hiding, covert channels, network steganography, http, Javascript
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 , en angielski
Score (nominal)15
ScoreMinisterial score [Punktacja MNiSW] = 15.0, 27-03-2017, BookChapterMatConf
Ministerial score (2013-2016) [Punktacja MNiSW (2013-2016)] = 15.0, 27-03-2017, BookChapterMatConf
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