International Journal of Networked and Distributed Computing

Volume 1, Issue 3, July 2013, Pages 144 - 158

On Effectiveness of Hopping-Based Spread Spectrum Techniques for Network Forensic Traceback

Authors
Wei Yu, Xinwen Fu, Erik Blasch, Khanh Pham, Dan Shen, Genshe Chen, Chao Lu
Corresponding Author
Wei Yu
Available Online 15 January 2013.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ijndc.2013.1.3.3How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Traceback, Secrecy, Accuracy, Hopping, DSSS, Cyber Situation Awareness
Abstract
Network-based crime has been increasing in both extent and severity and network-based forensics encapsulates an essential part of legal surveillance. A key network forensics tool is traceback that can be used to identify true sources of suspects. Both accuracy and secrecy are essential attributes of a successful forensic traceback. In this paper, we study a class of hopping-based spread spectrum techniques for forensic traceback, which fully utilize the benefits of the spread spectrum approach and preserves a greater degree of secrecy. Our investigated techniques, including Code Hopping-Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (CHDSSS), Frequency Hopping-Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (FH-DSSS), and Time Hopping-Spread Spectrum (TH-DSSS), operate to randomize the effects of marking traffic in both time and frequency domains. Our theoretical analysis, simulations, and real-world experiments validate these DSSS techniques in terms of accuracy and secrecy to benefit network forensics and deter cyber crimes.
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Journal
International Journal of Networked and Distributed Computing
Volume-Issue
1 - 3
Pages
144 - 158
Publication Date
2013/01
ISSN
2211-7946
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ijndc.2013.1.3.3How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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