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The new threats of information hiding: The road ahead

Cabaj, K., Caviglione, L., Mazurczyk, W., Wendzel, S., Woodward, A. and Zander, S. (2018) The new threats of information hiding: The road ahead. IT Professional, 20 (3). pp. 31-39.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1109/MITP.2018.032501746
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Abstract

A recent trend involves exploiting various information-hiding techniques to empower malware-for example, to bypass mobile device security frameworks or to exfiltrate sensitive data. The authors provide an overview of information-hiding techniques that can be utilized by malware. They showcase existing and emerging threats that use different types of data-hiding mechanisms (not just those adopting classical covert channels), with the goal of monitoring these threats and proposing efficient countermeasures.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Information Technology
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright: © 2018 IEEE
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/41223
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