PSCAN : a port scanning network covert channel

dc.contributor.author Mohamed, Emad Eldin
dc.contributor.author Mnaouer, Adel Ben
dc.contributor.author Barka, Ezedin
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-09T12:22:20Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-09T12:22:20Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.description This conference paper is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this conference paper is published in 2016 IEEE 41st Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN) (2016), available online at: https://doi.org/10.1109/LCN.2016.109. en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper introduces PSCAN, a port scanning-based network covert channel that violates non-discretionary system security policy that does not allow data transfer from a given process (the sender) to another given process (the receiver). Using PSCAN, the sender opens and closes network ports in a way that encodes covert data. The receiver performs a synchronized port scanning procedure on the sender's host to determine which ports are open and which ones are closed then decodes the data. The paper defines the covert channel and analyzes its data rate, stealthiness, and robustness. In addition, the paper investigates countermeasures against the channel. © 2016 IEEE. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC)
dc.identifier.citation Mohamed, E. E., Mnaouer, A. B., & Barka, E. (2016). PSCAN: A port scanning network covert channel. In Proceedings - Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN (pp. 631–634). https://doi.org/10.1109/LCN.2016.109 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9781509020546
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LCN.2016.109
dc.identifier.uri 20.500.1251https://hdl.handle.net/9/124
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation Authors Affiliations: Mohamed, E.E., School of Engineering, Applied Science and Technology, Canadian University Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Mnaouer, A.B., School of Engineering, Applied Science and Technology, Canadian University Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Barka, E., College of Information Technology, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings - Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN;
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dc.subject Computer networks en_US
dc.subject Data transfer en_US
dc.subject Scanning en_US
dc.subject Covert channel en_US
dc.subject Information hiding en_US
dc.subject ITS data en_US
dc.subject Network covert channel en_US
dc.subject Port scanning en_US
dc.subject System security en_US
dc.subject Network security en_US
dc.title PSCAN : a port scanning network covert channel en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
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