Design and implementation of a Skype protocol analyzer

Ray Guang Cheng, Po Yao Tsai, Ping Chen Lin, Chia Liang Lian, Tse Han Liu, Hsien Cheng Chou, Shiao-Li Tsao, Shanchieh Yang

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Abstract

Proprietary protocols on the Internet often pose challenges for users and analysts to determine how secure the applications are or how easy private information can be accessed. This work presents a tool that processes packets generated by Skype and analyzes its proprietary implementation. The goal of the exercise is to determine how one may reverse engineer a proprietary protocol and obtain private information. The results demonstrate that a buddy-list of a target user can be obtained through the developed Skype Protocol Analyzer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, CNS 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages375-376
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781479908950
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event1st IEEE International Conference on Communications and Network Security, CNS 2013 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 14 Oct 201316 Oct 2013

Publication series

Name2013 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, CNS 2013

Conference

Conference1st IEEE International Conference on Communications and Network Security, CNS 2013
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period14/10/1316/10/13

Keywords

  • Privacy
  • Protocol
  • Skype

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