Covert Channel in the BitTorrent Tracker Protocol

  title={Covert Channel in the BitTorrent Tracker Protocol},
  author={Joseph Desimone and Daryl Johnson and Bo Yuan and Peter Lutz},
Covert channels have the unique quality of masking evidence that a communication has ever occurred between two parties. For spies and terrorist cells, this quality can be the difference between life and death. However, even the detection of communications in a botnet could be troublesome for its creators. To evade detection and prevent insights into the size and members of a botnet, covert channels can be used. A botnet should rely on covert channels built on ubiquitous protocols to blend in… CONTINUE READING


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