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Re: Detecting/estimate whether data is encrypted
From: xiandu () latech edu
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 10:41:16 -0600

I wonder the detection of encrypted data is also a kind of anomaly detection problem. How about trying a variety of anomaly/outlier detection techniques, such as one-class SVM, random forest,...

Flase positive should be a common problem for all anomaly detection techniques.

good luck
xian
Quoting chris <chricki () gmx net>:

Hi list,

For the purpose of some research, I'd like to check if (or how likely) a
piece of data is encrypted. I'm particularly interested in analyzing
whether network traffic is encrypted. To make things easier: I don't
mind which algorithm and/or key lengths are used, but just would like
express on a scale from 0% to 100% how likely the data is encrypted.

Some brainstorming led me to the conclusion that measuring the entropy
of data may be a good start. Drawback: there may be false positives,
mostly due to compression).

Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance,
Chris


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