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  1. #1 Steganography 
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    Its the art of hiding one form of data in another-eg hiding an image in an audio file, or a video in a nimage..had a seminar on this..
    Can anyone guide me to some tools that implement this ?

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    Forum Masters Degree SuperNatendo's Avatar
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    Dec 2007
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    windows and 7zip

    with windows, you can use a command line tool to combine a .rar file with a jpeg. You can of course put any file in a .rar, so you can then put any file you want to "inside" a picture.

    Using 7zip, make a new archive for any file you'd like, just make sure you pack it as a .rar file.

    get the image you want to use as the container, make sure it is a .jpeg, if you want to follow my command line text letter by letter, rename it "SECRET.JPG" (without Quotes), but you don't have to, you can name it anything you want, just make sure you use the right filename when you use the command line otherwise it won't work.

    Make a text document that says "hello World", or anything you want really, and File -> Save As "SECRET.TXT"

    Find the new SECRET.TXT file and use 7zip to change it to a .rar, name it SECRET.TXT.RAR

    put both the .rar and the .jpeg in a folder off the root directory, like C:\SECRET
    you can put it in your my documents folder but then you have to type ALOT more:

    C:\Documents and Settings\[profile name]\My Documents\SECRET (where [profile name] is the name of your profile, this is depending on what you named your profile so the above line won't work as I have it typed.

    so just put the SECRET folder in your root directory...

    in windows xp, hold down the windows key and press r

    Type "CMD" (without the quotation marks) and hit enter

    type "CD \" (again and as always, without quotation marks)

    type "CD SECRET"


    You can right-click CONTAINER.JPG and use 7zip to unzip it to reveal the text file inside. Of course, any file will work, but it does start to get suspicious if you have a 700MB 800x600 JPG file on your hard drive...

    Anything I haven't gone over here can be found with a quick google search, and a good use of common sense.

    This is one reason why windows has so many problems, you can put any file in jpg for one, and for two, the filename's extension determines how the OS treats the file. In Linux, you don't have this blatant security risk.

    "It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense." - Mark Twain
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