Title: A technique for transmitting secret message using secret matrix in SCTP

Authors: P. Venkadesh; Julia Punitha Malar Dhas; S.V. Divya

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Noorul Islam University, Kumaracoil, Thuckalay, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Noorul Islam University, Kumaracoil, Thuckalay, India ' Department of Information Technology, Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Noorul Islam University, Kumaracoil, Thuckalay, India

Abstract: SCTP is a transport layer protocol mainly designed for transferring public switched telephone network signalling over IP networks. Some of the protocols that support data transmission are transmission control protocol (TCP), user datagram protocol (UDP), and stream control transmission protocol (SCTP). SCTP is a newly invented reliable, message-oriented transport protocol. It is similar to TCP and UDP with some additional features such as multi-streaming and multi-homing. Even though it is a new protocol with some advanced features, there is a security loophole issue in data transmission using SCTP. Hence, we proposed a new technique to transmit a secret message by hiding it in a secret matrix using the advanced features of SCTP. The simulation of our proposed method provides better performance and high security for secret message transmission against network attacks.

Keywords: stream control transmission protocol; SCTP; multi-streaming; multi-homing; heartbeat chunks; secret messages; secret matrix; IP networks; network security; data transmission; simulation; secret message transmission; network attacks.

DOI: 10.1504/IJENM.2016.075171

International Journal of Enterprise Network Management, 2016 Vol.7 No.1, pp.1 - 12

Received: 01 Nov 2014
Accepted: 15 Dec 2014

Published online: 06 Mar 2016 *

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