Proceedings of the 13th EAI International Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications, Mobimedia 2020, 27-28 August 2020, Cyberspace

Research Article

Signal-level Honeypot: A Covert Communication and Interference Collection System

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.27-8-2020.2294228,
        author={Cheng  Chang and Xingsheng  Zhu and Yue  Gu and Zhijun  Deng and Sheng  Liu},
        title={Signal-level Honeypot: A Covert Communication and Interference Collection System},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 13th EAI International Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications, Mobimedia 2020, 27-28 August 2020, Cyberspace},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={MOBIMEDIA},
        year={2020},
        month={11},
        keywords={signal-level honeypot transform domain communication system covert communication reliable communication interferences collection},
        doi={10.4108/eai.27-8-2020.2294228}
    }
    
  • Cheng Chang
    Xingsheng Zhu
    Yue Gu
    Zhijun Deng
    Sheng Liu
    Year: 2020
    Signal-level Honeypot: A Covert Communication and Interference Collection System
    MOBIMEDIA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.27-8-2020.2294228
Cheng Chang1,*, Xingsheng Zhu1, Yue Gu1, Zhijun Deng1, Sheng Liu2
  • 1: China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology
  • 2: Shaoguan Cigarette Factory of Guangdong Zhongyan Industry Co., Ltd
*Contact email: loeibx@163.com

Abstract

Honeypot is originally a network trap that can attract hostile attackers and collect their attack behaviors to protect the real cyber systems and resources. Signal-level honeypot is a covert communication system with signal-level trap, which utilizes the basic idea of traditional honeypot and transform domain communication technology to attract and confront hostile interferences for reliable communication and interferences recording. In the transmitter, actual modulated signal is hidden underneath a well-camouflaged “target” signal. The actual modulated signal is designed to be noise-like, low power spectrum density, and orthogonal with the “target” signal to engage covert communication. In the receiver, a band-pass transform domain filter is used to separate signals to demodulate the actual modulated signal and collect the interferences. The proposed system can supply a high reliable communication approach with an “active” passive defense mode.