Inferring Military Activity in Hybrid Networks through Cache Behavior

Mostafa Dehghan, Dennis L. Goeckel, Ting He, Don Towsley
2013 MILCOM 2013 - 2013 IEEE Military Communications Conference  
In this work, we consider a tactical hybrid network where a military adhoc network utilizes a commercial cellular network as backbone for data traffic. It is assumed that all traffic goes through a cache at the cellular base station with Least-Recently Used (LRU) policy. We study the possibility of inferring the military traffic rate from cache hit/miss observations of a single adversary node. We show the possibility of such an inference by presenting algorithms for estimating the parameters of
more » ... the hybrid network. First, we show that an adversary node can estimate the cache and workload parameters of a hybrid network by observing the hit/miss results of her queries. We then show that these estimates can be used to infer the military traffic rate.
doi:10.1109/milcom.2013.292 dblp:conf/milcom/DehghanGHT13 fatcat:iru2ac347zep3iiwreuggknacq