We published a new paper related to network information hiding patterns. This time, we provide a way for a unified description of hiding methods (hiding techniques). In other words: if a new hiding technique must be described in a scientific paper, so that it can be published, we propose a clear structure for the description of the new technique.
S. Wendzel, W. Mazurczyk, S. Zander: Unified Description for Network Information Hiding Methods, Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS), Vol. 22(11), 2016.
Until now hiding methods in network steganography have been
described in arbitrary ways, making them difficult to compare. For
instance, some publications describe classical channel
characteristics, such as robustness and bandwidth, while others
describe the embedding of hidden information. We introduce the first
unified description of hiding methods in network steganography. Our
description method is based on a comprehensive analysis of the
existing publications in the domain. When our description method is
applied by the research community, future publications will be easier
to categorize, compare and extend. Our method can also serve as a
basis to evaluate the novelty of hiding methods proposed in the
Keywords: covert channels, design
patterns, information hiding, network security, scientific methodology,
scientific pratice, steganography
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