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[ale] encryption/obfuscation (Was: No, wait- Leonard ...)
- Subject: [ale] encryption/obfuscation (Was: No, wait- Leonard ...)
- From: danscox at mindspring.com (Danny Cox)
- Date: 09 Jul 2002 15:22:17 -0400
On Tue, 2002-07-09 at 15:09, Sean Kilpatrick wrote:
> I _think_ steganography is the technique of hiding a simple text message
> within a standard graphics format, such as .JPG. That is, the attachment
> <foopix.jpg> can be opened within a graphics viewer and, indeed, foopix is
> displayed, but when opened with different software, the encrypted message
> is revealed.
> But then again I may be wrong.
I think you're right.
I believe the other technique was called "winnowing and chaffing",
after the process of seperating the wheat from the chaff. But I thought
it was adding/removing characters, not words. It was a while back, and
I barely remember what I had for breakfast this AM.
kernel, n.: A part of an operating system that preserves the
medieval traditions of sorcery and black art.
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