Tuesday 20th of February 2018

Indiscernible Communication through ASCII Text Document/File (Communication in Veil)

Khanfarhanrafat and Muhammad Sher

Internet has embarked comforting impact on peoples lives across the globe as personal tasks such as cash transactions, mails, fax, data storage or retrieval etc. are now preferably being done electronically using personal computers/cell phones/TABs etc. This, however, has also elevated issues vis--vis availability, legitimacy, and renunciation of information causing discomfort in information security field because the number of cases including copyright infringement, heavy financial loss on account of e-theft of credit cards, impersonation through hacking of social IDs etc. are on increase, and calls for their immediate remedy. Steganography the art and science of oblivious communication has emerged as an exciting research area for expert and nave academics now days to mitigate aforesaid security issues and is the prima facie of our research that focuses on evolving secure ASCII text-cover centric data hiding scheme for stealth communication.

Keywords: ASCII Text Steganography, Covert Channel, Eccentric way of writing, Stealth Communication

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KHAN FARHAN RAFAT is a Ph.D. Scholar at International Islamic University, Islamabad Pakistan. He did his MCS from Gomal University, D.I.K. followed by MS in Telecommunication Engineering from UMT, Lahore Pakistan. A veteran of information security having an experience of almost about 24 years has worked in varied roles in areas not limited only to programming, evaluation & analysis of Software/Hardware based security modules, and formulating security policies.

Muhammad Sher
Professor Dr. Muhammad Sher is Dean Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences at International Islamic University, Islamabad Pakistan. He received B.Sc. degree from Islamia University Bahawalpur and M.Sc. degree from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He did Ph.D. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from TU Berlin, Germany His area of research is Next Generation Networks Security. An eminent Scholar who has a number of research publications to his credit.

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