This paper presents a new covert channel based on Google Analytic web cookies in HTTP protocol. The new covert channel is difficult to disrupt and is capable of reasonably high bandwidths. The Google Analytic framework is used by over half of the most popular web sites currently on the Internet; its ubiquitousness across the web implies a great impact of this covert channel.
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Johnson, Daryl; Yuan, Bo; Lutz, Peter; and Huba, William, "A HTTP cookie covert channel" (2011). Accessed from
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