[tor-dev] Fwd: Games Without Frontiers: Investigating Video Games as a Covert Channel

Rishab Nithyanand rnithyanand at cs.stonybrook.edu
Sun Apr 19 03:47:33 UTC 2015

Thanks! The decision to make the video was actually largely influenced by
how useful I found the visualizations in the child's garden of PTs.

We'll post some samples of encoded messages in a couple of weeks.

On Sat, Apr 18, 2015 at 11:36 PM, David Fifield <david at bamsoftware.com>

> On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 08:24:49AM -0400, Rishab Nithyanand wrote:
> > Hey all,
> >
> > I just thought I'd share and get feedback about some recent work from
> our team
> > at Stony Brook University. I posted this to the tor-talk list earlier
> and it
> > was suggested to x-post here, too.
> >
> > Title: Games Without Frontiers: Investigating Video Games as a Covert
> Channel
> > [ http://arxiv.org/pdf/1503.05904v1.pdf ]
> Thanks for posting this! I just saw this Wired article and associated
> demo video:
> https://www.wired.com/2015/04/app-hides-secret-messages-starcraft-style-games/
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQX5HpdNZ64
> I want to thank you for making the demo video. This is exactly the kind
> of visualization that I think aids understanding. It is one thing to
> read about it; it's another to see the buildings laid out in a grid and
> a textual representation of the game commands. I added a link to it in
> the Child's Garden of Pluggable Transports.
> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/AChildsGardenOfPluggableTransports#Castle
> Feel free to edit it and add what you like. I think it would be great to
> have an example of an encoded message.
> David Fifield
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