Covert Channel

Covert Channel definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): An unintended or unauthorized intra-system channel that enables two cooperating entities to transfer information in a way that violates the system’s security policy but does not exceed the entities’ access authorizations.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (IETF RFC 4949 Ver 2)

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary