Towards Reversible Storage Network Covert Channels

Wojciech Mazurczyk , Przemysław Szary , Steffen Wendzel , Luca Caviglione


The use of network covert channels to improve privacy or support security threats has been widely discussed in the literature. As today, the totality of works mainly focuses on how to not disrupt the overt traffic flow and the performance of the covert channels in terms of undetectability and capacity. To not void the stealthiness of the channel, an important feature is the ability of restoring the carrier embedding the secret information into its original form. However, the development of such techniques mainly targets the domain of digital media steganography. Therefore, this paper applies the concept of reversible data hiding to storage network covert channels. To prove the effectiveness of our idea, a prototypical implementation of a channel exploiting IPv4 flows is presented along with its performance evaluation.
Author Wojciech Mazurczyk (FEIT / IT)
Wojciech Mazurczyk,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
, Przemysław Szary (FEIT / IT)
Przemysław Szary,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
, Steffen Wendzel - Worms University of Applied Science [Worms University of Applied Science]
Steffen Wendzel,,
, Luca Caviglione - Istituto di studi sui sistemi intelligenti per l'automazione (ISSIA) [National Research Council of Italy (CNR)] [Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche]
Luca Caviglione,,
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Book Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security - Ares 2019, ICPS, 2019, Association for Computing Machinery, ISBN 978-1-4503-7164-3, 780 p., DOI:10.1145/3339252
2019 ARES book.pdf / 1.15 MB / No licence information
Keywords in EnglishNetwork Steganography, Covert Channels, Information Hiding, Reversible Data Hiding.
Project[e6s3] Secure Intelligent Methods for Advanced Recognition of Malware and Stegomalware . Project leader: Janicki Artur, , Phone: +48 22 234 7722, start date 01-05-2019, planned end date 30-04-2022, IT/2019/horyzont2020/05, Implemented
WEiTI Horizon 2020 [Horyzont 2020]
Languageen angielski
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