YouSkyde: information hiding for Skype video traffic
Wojciech Mazurczyk , Maciej Karaś , Krzysztof Szczypiorski , Artur Janicki
Abstractn this paper a new information hiding method for Skype videoconference calls – YouSkyde – is introduced. A Skype traffic analysis revealed that introducing intentional losses into the Skype video traffic stream to provide the means for clandestine communication is the most favourable solution. A YouSkyde proof-of-concept implementation was carried out and its experimental evaluation is presented. The results obtained prove that the proposed method is feasible and offer a steganographic bandwidth as high as 0.93 kbps, while introducing negligible distortions into transmission quality and providing high undetectability.
|Journal series||Multimedia Tools and Applications, ISSN 1380-7501|
|Publication size in sheets||0.95|
|Keywords in Polish||ukrywanie informacji, Skype, steganografia sieciowa|
|Keywords in English||Information hiding, Skype, Network steganography|
|project||The 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
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; after publication|
|Score|| = 25.0, 27-03-2017, ArticleFromJournal|
= 30.0, 27-03-2017, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 1.53 (2) - 2016=1.572 (5)|
|Citation count*||6 (2018-06-23)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.