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Russian Spies used Steganography

Submitted by on July 1, 2010 – 10:38 AM

The FBI arrested 11 suspected Russian spies for passing U.S. information to Russian spy agents using wireless networking and steganography.

Steganography is the process of writing hidden messages in such a way that no one, apart from the sender and intended recipient, knows of the existence of the message, a form of security through obscurity.  The message can be hidden in pictures, text and many different forms.

For more on this story please refer to the links below:

The Economist – http://www.economist.com/node/16486569?story_id=16486569

Wired – http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/06/alleged-spies-hid-secret-messages-on-public-websites/

Dark Reading – http://darkreading.com/insiderthreat/security/encryption/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=225701866

Linux Security – http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152728/169/

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