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Pattern-Based Survey and Categorization of Network Covert Channel Techniques
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We apply the approach of pattern languages to network covert channels, extract common patterns for hiding techniques, and combine them in a novel hierarchy. Expand
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The Future of Digital Forensics: Challenges and the Road Ahead
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Today’s huge volumes of data, heterogeneous information and communication technologies, and borderless cyberinfrastructures create new challenges for security experts and law enforcement agencies investigating cybercrimes. Expand
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Hiding Privacy Leaks in Android Applications Using Low-Attention Raising Covert Channels
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In this paper, we present novel covert channel techniques linked to a minimized footprint to achieve a high covertness. Expand
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Covert Channels and Their Prevention in Building Automation Protocols: A Prototype Exemplified Using BACnet
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We present network covert storage and network covert timing channels in the network and application layer of the BACnet protocol stack to show that protocol-level covert channels in BAS are feasible. Expand
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Visualizing BACnet Data to Facilitate Humans in Building-Security Decision-Making
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We present the techniques to analyze and visualize the data for several events from BAS devices in a way that determines the potential importance of such unusual events and helps with the building-security decision making. Expand
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Information Hiding in Communication Networks: Fundamentals, Mechanisms, Applications, and Countermeasures
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Describes Information Hiding in communication networks, and highlights their important issues, challenges, trends, and applications. Expand
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The New Threats of Information Hiding: The Road Ahead
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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. Expand
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Envisioning Smart Building Botnets
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A building automation system (BAS) is the IT equipment within a building that monitors and controls the building (e.g., measuring temperature in a room to configure the heating level within the same room). Expand
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Analysis of Human Awareness of Security and Privacy Threats in Smart Environments
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Smart environments integrate Information and Communication Technologies ICT into devices, vehicles, buildings and cities to offer an increased quality of life, energy efficiency and economical sustainability. Expand
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Securing BACnet's Pitfalls
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Building Automation Systems (BAS) are crucial for monitoring and controlling buildings, ranging from small homes to critical infrastructure, such as airports or military facilities. Expand
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