University of Twente Student Theses


Anonymous and hidden communication channels : a perspective on future developments

Middelesch, E.W. (2015) Anonymous and hidden communication channels : a perspective on future developments.

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Abstract:It is general knowledge that several organisations have the capabilities to create hidden communication channels which can be used for data exfiltration or to control remote agents. These channels transmit data without the permission and knowledge of the channels owner. This thesis investigates the possible future evolution of these channels, how they might incorporate anonymity, and how they can be implemented. Several existing and novel communication channels are investigated and evaluated by means of set of requirements and several use cases. This results in the creation of a prototype, which is evaluated for its effectiveness to remain hidden. Finally we conclude that a combination of an anonymity protocol and a server based service shows the best results.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
TNO, Delft, Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science MSc (60300)
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