International Journal of Computer Networks and Applications (IJCNA)

Published By EverScience Publications

ISSN : 2395-0455

International Journal of Computer Networks and Applications (IJCNA)

International Journal of Computer Networks and Applications (IJCNA)

Published By EverScience Publications

ISSN : 2395-0455

Vulnerability Exploitations Using Steganography in PDF Files

Author NameAuthor Details

Istteffanny Isloure Araujo, Hassan Kazemian

Istteffanny Isloure Araujo[1]

Hassan Kazemian[2]

[1]Intelligent Systems Research Center, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

[2]Intelligent Systems Research Center, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Abstract

This article analyses the ways malicious executable files hides with Steganography on the most used files of our daily basis such as PDF, Word, Text, and Image. It demonstrates how data is hidden and gathers innovative ways of identifying potential attacks to prevent them by engaging the safety and exploitation of files distributed online. It is concerned with infected files that can have malicious executable applications embedded, executing itself upon the opening of the original file. Several experiments are detailed exploiting gaps in PDF, email and image files in order to draw awareness to security professionals and Ethical hackers' trainees.

Index Terms

Digital Attacks

Email Security

Ethical Hacking

PDF Security

Steganography

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