A Performance Analysis of HICCUPS - A Steganographic System for WLAN

Date Added: Jun 2009
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The HICCUPS (HIdden Communication system for CorrUPted networkS), introduced by the author in, is a steganographic system for WLANs (Wireless Local Area Networks). The main innovation of the system is usage of frames with intentionally wrong checksums to establish covert communication. The HICCUPS was recognized as the first steganographic system for WLAN. The analysis presented in this paper focuses on some performance features of the HICCUPS, including the efficiency and the cost of the system usage in WLAN.