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http://spectrum.ieee.org/print/6593

An article linked by my friend about someone of the US Department of Justice smuggling financial data into a LOLCat image and the thing is, it's steganography.

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There is a steganography plugin for PdN available in the plugins section.

Oh the irony!

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But would they use the same type of stenography?

There are far more sophisticated methods than the LSbit method..

My guess is a custom algorithm. :? , I still hold the opinion that the accompanying text is misleading, as it seems to suggest what they have shown is the exact image (which would still contain the data!), which I unquestioningly doubt is true.

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Someone ought to tell Gordon Brown. LOLCat encryption is a far superior method of storing data than just normal encryption of a .xls file or whatever. Think about it: Mr. Average Joe Commuter is coming home from work one day and finds a nice little portable hard drive on the train seat next to him. Being curious, he goes home and opens it up... With normal encryption, he has stumbled across thirty million peoples' tax data. Being a naughty little so-and-so, he keeps it. Later in life, he places a bet with Don Stereotypicalmoblordione, which he can't honour, and in lieu of payment, not wanting to have his legs broken, guess what he does? Gives them the disk with all the data on it! Now the mob have our data, and they can work out what they will do, and how to do it much faster, and bang goes the neighbourhood. If the data's hidden inside a LOLCat, then all that happens is our friend Mr. Commuter finds the hard drive on the 6:14 from Bedford to Brighton, opens it up at home, and sees nothing but a LOLCat with a disproportionately large file size, and at the worst he throws it away. Problem solved...

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Or, you could put your encrypted LOLCats onto one of those! For uber-secure data!

Surely someone knowledgeable enough to crack that device would at least be suspicious at the reason why the USB key only contained several high-resolution LOL-Cat images and also why this was being stored on a drive with a self-destruct mechanism?

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Imagine a militia group here in the USA. Lets say they have a dozen cell groups in several key areas, and they are using public forums like this to post all their mission briefs in the form of innocent looking pictures. we'd never suspect a thing until one day, BOOM! Our country is in a state of mayhem as this organization takes over several key areas of our nation...

That actually sounds like a cool story... **the writer inside me is screaming for release! the only thing stronger than the artist inside me is the writer!**

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Hey, write it then. If Haruki Murakami, one of the greatest writers of today could be inspired to write by a double in a baseball game, then surely intelligent conversation might drive you to write. Go on, give it a go!

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