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Information Hiding in Communication Networks: Fundamentals, Mechanisms, Applications, and Countermeasures

Information Hiding in Communication Networks: Fundamentals, Mechanisms, Applications, and Countermeasures

Wojciech Mazurczyk, Steffen Wendzel, Sebastian Zander, Amir Houmansadr, Krzysztof Szczypiorski

ISBN: 978-1-119-08171-5

Mar 2016, Wiley-IEEE Press

300 pages

Description

Describes Information Hiding in communication networks, and highlights their important issues, challenges, trends, and applications. 

  • Highlights development trends and potential future directions of Information Hiding
  • Introduces a new classification and taxonomy for modern data hiding techniques
  • Presents different types of network steganography mechanisms
  • Introduces several example applications of information hiding in communication networks including some recent covert communication techniques in popular Internet services

List of Figures xv

List of Tables xxi

Foreword xxiii

Preface xxv

Acknowledgments xxix

Acronyms xxxi

1 Introduction 1

2 Background Concepts, Definitions, and Classification 39

3 Network Steganography 59

4 Control Protocols for Reliable Network Steganography 89

5 Traffic Type Obfuscation 117

6 Network Flow Watermarking 139

7 Examples of Information Hiding Methods for Popular Internet Services 163

8 Network Steganography Countermeasures 207

9 Closing Remarks 243

Glossary 247

Index 253