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Software for the spies.. You know, the cloak and daggers. Hide an encypted file within a picture.

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posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 02:44 AM
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I think some of you will get a kick out of this software.

Hide an encrypted file into a picture.

Today only, I'm afraid.

Better get it while it's hot.


We can be like the spies now.


I think it suits a conspiracy site if anything.


www.giveawayoftheday.com...



Ultima Steganography

Ultima Steganography is an extremely easy-to-use steganography software for Windows. With the help of the program you can easily encrypt some file and hide it in a picture. Once a file is hidden in an image the saved picture is still a picture, it will load just like any other image and appear as it did before, the only difference will be that it contains hidden file.

File security and integrity are currently the most important issues in the world of information technology. Keep your private data safe with the help of Ultima Steganography.

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posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 03:05 AM
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in windows: rar the file(s) you want to hide.

in dos: copy /b image.jpg + file.rar

rename the image.jpg to image.rar when you want to open it with winrar.




posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 04:04 AM
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Originally posted by mainidh
in windows: rar the file(s) you want to hide.

in dos: copy /b image.jpg + file.rar

rename the image.jpg to image.rar when you want to open it with winrar.






lmao, i use to do this with porn when my mum, brother, and myself shared a computer, hahaha



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 04:35 AM
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Hehe it's a pretty old but rarely known trick. I also used to hide text and images messages in audio files, and you need to use spectrograph software to read it. If you do it sparsely enough, you don't even hear the background noise in the mp3 files. Some artists have done this before, such as Aphex Twin.

There was an application I had ages ago too that let you hide mesages in plain text. Unisteg.

www.irongeek.com.../unicode-and-lsb-stego-code

that's a pretty neat tool also. It uses unicode characters to hide messages in plain text. You can tell it's odd however, as it looks almost leet-speakish..

for example

I wrote these Autoit3 code examples to illustrate some of the ways that steganography (hiding data in other data, or as I like to call it "hiding your stuff in other stuff so people can't find your stuff") can be done. These sorts of techniques can be of great use in passing messages without others knowing, in anti-forensics activities, or as covert command and control channels for botnets (as I plan to study for my final project in the malware class I'm enrolled in).

is some text from the authors page with a message in it.. Still if you formatted it for forums you could get away with it.. lol

fun to play with anyway..



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 05:15 AM
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Or... open the image in GIMP (open source image editing software) and then save the image again (save as) and paste the encrypted text as the image comment (in the advanced options).

Can anyone decode the hidden comment text in this image:



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 05:31 AM
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Think that is cool check out NTFS streams. You can hide a file in a another file and there is no way to ever find it unless you know it is there, even if you hide a common virus AV will NOT flag it up.



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 05:44 AM
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Originally posted by definity
Think that is cool check out NTFS streams. You can hide a file in a another file and there is no way to ever find it unless you know it is there, even if you hide a common virus AV will NOT flag it up.

Elaboration requested. Links or something please.



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 05:59 AM
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It really depends who you are hiding data from. If the FBI gets your computer, they will figure out that an image holds encrypted data. It has happened more than once, and I actually remember reading an article where this very thing happened not too long ago. Really the only way that you can be sure your data won't get accessed if someone has your hard drive is to have wiped your hard drive beforehand. And even then it isn't just a straightforward process. I mean it isn't just like you hit delete. There is an actual process. This is because there will still be retrievable data on the hard drive. This is also why I would use the old tried-and-true method of simply hiding information physically, lol, because I rust it more. But I don't have anything that I need to hide anyway.



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 06:43 AM
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Or... you could encrypt the data using strong algorithms and a large password. If the Government had a backdoor to cracking the best encryption algorithms we would know about it because they wouldn't need to use super computers to crack certain files, and every single service on the internet which uses encryption would be completely obsolete and their manipulation of said services would be plain as day to see, and they would have cracked a multitude of such services such as the bitcoin network and other cryptographic networks which threaten the status quo.

Once the data is encrypted it can simply be hidden in images or audio files or what ever. They are just methods of making it harder to find the data, encryption is the main method of protecting the data.
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posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 09:20 AM
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Oh my, not that guy again!..

My eyes.



Let me guess...

"It's Aliens"
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posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 10:54 AM
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Let me guess...

"It's Aliens"

lol, that would have been appropriate... but no it's something more mysterious.



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 11:45 AM
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I find this common on Craigslist with many pics and images.



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 02:33 PM
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I tried to so called "give away" and I should mention it's nothing more than a "limited version" and every image it produces has written on it "This image contains a secret file. Activate the program to remove this banner."

Completely useless... not to mention the size of the file you can hide in the image depends on the size of the image. Not very useful.



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 09:40 PM
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Total bummer, and I was just getting ready to try it out. Oh well..

Another one bites the dust..









 
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