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A Research Paper on Steganography in IPV6

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2015 by IJCA Journal
Volume 122 - Number 14
Year of Publication: 2015
Lalit Mohan Joshi
Amit Yadav
Sumit Sharma

Lalit Mohan Joshi, Amit Yadav and Sumit Sharma. Article: A Research Paper on Steganography in IPV6. International Journal of Computer Applications 122(14):14-18, July 2015. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Lalit Mohan Joshi and Amit Yadav and Sumit Sharma},
	title = {Article: A Research Paper on Steganography in IPV6},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2015},
	volume = {122},
	number = {14},
	pages = {14-18},
	month = {July},
	note = {Full text available}


Steganography is the process to hide a secret message such that it is very difficult to detect the presence of secret message presence. On other way, the existence of secret message is hidden. A covert channel may refer to the actual medium that is used to communicate the information such as a message, image as well as file. This project uses steganography within the source address fields of Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) packets to create a covert channel through which clandestine messages can be passed from one party to another. A fully functional computer program was designed and written that transparently embeds messages into the source address fields of packets and across IPv6 networks, embedded messages are by these packets. This demonstrates the covert channel possibility within a default Internet protocol. For a malicious purpose such as stealing encryption passwords as well as keys or other secrets from remote hosts in a sequence not easily detectable this channel is used, but it may be used for a noble cause such as secretly passing messages under the watchful eyes of an oppressive regime. The covert channel demonstration in itself the overall information security of society is increased by bringing awareness to the existence of such a steganographic medium


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