Using steganography to avoid observation

Hiding in plain sight

From the developerWorks archives

Sean-Philip Oriyano

Date archived: May 14, 2019 | First published: June 02, 2009

Steganography is the technique of hiding information within some format in a way that makes it difficult to detect by one who doesn't know it's there. In the computer age, steganography has become quite advanced and allows for information to be hidden in all types of data files, such as images, documents, and space on a hard disk. Learn how potential attackers could employ this technique, and gain some insight on steganalysis, the detection of its use.

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