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A multi-user steganographic file system on untrusted shared storage

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A multi-user steganographic file system on untrusted shared storage
Existing steganographic file systems enable a user to hide the existence of his secret data by claiming that they are (static) dummy data created during disk initialization. Such a claim is plausible if the adversary only sees the disk content at the point of attack. In a multi-user computing environment that employs untrusted shared storage, however, the adversary could have taken multiple snapshots of the disk content over time. Since the dummy data are static, the differences across snapshots thus disclose the locations of user data, and could even reveal the user passwords. In this paper, we introduce a Dummy-Relocatable Steganographic (DRSteg) file system to provide deniability in multiuser environments where the adversary may have multiple snapshots of the disk content. With its novel techniques for sharing and relocating dummy data during runtime, DRSteg allows a data owner to surrender only some data and attribute the unexplained changes across snapshots to the dummy operation...
Jin Han, Meng Pan, Debin Gao, HweeHwa Pang
Added 10 Feb 2011
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where ACSAC
Authors Jin Han, Meng Pan, Debin Gao, HweeHwa Pang
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