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Re: ESFS - The encrypted steganography filesystem
From: Tomás Touceda <chiiph () gentoo org>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 16:29:56 -0300

2011/1/13 stormrider <strmrdr42 () yahoo de>:
Hey Tomás,

Am 13.01.2011 19:21, schrieb Tomás Touceda:
Hi stormrider,

What I meant with hide is that, since it uses the LSBs, you can pick
any image, and "find data" in them, so it makes it a little bit harder
to know where you actually have data, and if you really do.

in the document I mentioned (Attacks on Steganographic Systems by Andreas
Pfitzmann - which you can find here:
there is a very good example especially about using the LSB when trying to
hide data.
What it says about the LSB thing is, that it's a "myth that least
significant bits are completely random and therefore might be
replaced". Take a look at the windmill image in chapter 3.3 ;-)
I advice you to take a look at that document anyway, which was *the*
deathblow for steganography in late 90s. It also covers many other stego
techniques, not only the LSB thing. It is a good starting point if you want
to get deeper into that topic.
But please, don't be discouraged by my humble opinion. Your project is
nonetheless interesting and a good thing to learn. And there may be other
findings about steganography around that I missed.

Thanks for the link!
Don't worry, this kind of input was exactly what I was looking for :)


happy coding,

Tomás Touceda
Gentoo Developer
Herds: Qt, Scheme, Lisp

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