Honey chatting: A novel instant messaging system robust to eavesdropping over communication

Joo Im Kim, Ji Won Yoon

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Abstract

There have been many efforts to strengthen security of Instant Messaging (IM) system. One of the typical technologies is the conventional message encryption using a secret or private key. However, the key is fundamentally vulnerable to a brute-force attack, causing to acquire the original message. In this respect, a countermeasure was suggested as the way to generating plausible-looking but fake plaintexts, which is called Honey Encryption (HE). In this paper, we present a HE-based statistical scheme and design a Honey Chatting application, which is robust to eavesdropping. Besides, we verify the effectiveness of the Honey Chatting by comparing the entropy of decrypted messages through experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2184-2188
Number of pages5
Volume2016-May
ISBN (Electronic)9781479999880
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 May 18
Event41st IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2016 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 2016 Mar 202016 Mar 25

Other

Other41st IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2016
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period16/3/2016/3/25

Keywords

  • Brute-force attack
  • Eavesdropping
  • Honey Encryption
  • Instant Messaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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