Open source hides secret data

Thursday, 30 June 2005, 3:12 AM EST

The art of hiding information from anyone except from the intended receiver has been used for many centuries. Hiding information by embedding it in other, seemingly innocuous information is known as steganography, a word that means "covered writing" in Greek. Today, steganography applications can hide one file within another on a computer. Steganography applications are available on many different platforms, including Windows, Linux, and *BSD.

By Mikael Vingaard at NewsForge.

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