SOAP message-based steganography

Bachar Alrouh, Adel Almohammad, Gheorghita Ghinea

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    Abstract

    Steganography is the art of hiding secret data in public information. Hence, it is a kind of covert communication and information security. In this paper, we propose a novel steganography method to be used for SOAP messages within Web services environments. The method is based on rearranging the order of specific XML elements according to a secret message. This method has a high imperceptibility; it leaves almost no trail because of using the communication protocol as a cover medium, and since it keeps the structure and size of the SOAP message intact. The method is empirically validated using a feasible scenario so as to indicate its utility and value.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2010 International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, ICITST 2010|Int. Conf. Internet Technol. Secured Trans., ICITST
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event2010 International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, ICITST 2010 - London
    Duration: 1 Jul 2010 → …

    Conference

    Conference2010 International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, ICITST 2010
    CityLondon
    Period1/07/10 → …

    Keywords

    • Web services
    • XML
    • steganography
    • SOAP message-based steganography
    • SOAP messages
    • Web services environment
    • XML elements
    • communication protocol
    • covert communication
    • information security
    • public information
    • secret data
    • Books
    • Cryptography
    • Receivers

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