Stegobot research featured in New Scientist
CSL graduate student Amir Houmansadr speaks with New Scientist about a botnet that could create a secret communication channel on Facebook.
Houmansadr, a student in electrical and computer engineering studying under Nikita Borisov, helped create the botnet to demonstrate how easy it would be for someone to hijack passwords via your normal social network. He tells the publication, "“If one of your friends is a friend of a friend of the botmaster, the information transfers hop by hop within the social network, finally reaching the botmasters.”
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