Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Peter Bayer; Henrik Widenfors MSE-2002:24, pp. 40. Inst. för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap/Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science, 2002.

The work

Författare / Author: Peter Bayer, Henrik Widenfors,
Titel / Title: Information Hiding - Steganografic Content in Streaming Media
Abstrakt Abstract:

For a long time, information hiding has focused on carriers like images and audio files. A problem with these carriers is that they do not support hiding in new types of network-based services. Nowadays, these services often arise as a consequence of the increasingly demand for higher connection speed to the Internet.

By introducing streaming media as a carrier of hidden information, hiding in new network-based services is supported. The main purposes with this thesis are to investigate how information can be hidden in streaming media and how it measures up compared to images and audio files. In order to evaluate the approach, we have developed a prototype and used it as a proof of concept. This prototype hides information in some of the TCP/IP header fields and is used to collect experimental data as well.

As reference, measurements have been collected from other available carriers of hidden information. In some cases, the results of these experiments show that the TCP/IP header is a good carrier of information. Its performance is outstanding and well suited for hiding information quickly. The tests showed that the capacity is slightly worse though.

Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Software Engineering
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Networks and Communications
Nyckelord / Keywords: Information hiding, steganography, information security, hidden communication

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Programvaruteknik/Software Engineering
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 09/16/2004
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Handledare / Supervisor: Prof. Rune Gustavsson
Examinator / Examiner: Prof. Claes Wohlin
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: Inst. för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap/Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science
Inst. för Programvaruteknik och Datavetenskap S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
I samarbete med / In co-operation with: AerotechTelub AB

Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: msc-bayerwidenfors-final.pdf (390 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)