The covert channel over HTTP protocol

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.

Keywords: Information hiding, covert channels, network steganography, http, Javascript, Node.js

Author: Waldemar Graniszewski
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