Thursday, May 03, 2012

How Al Qaeda Hid Secrets in a Video

A May 1, 2012 Discovery News article, "How Al Qaeda Hid Secrets In a Porn Video" discusses using steganography to hide documents within a video. UC Berkeley Professor and TRUST participant David Wagner was used as a source in the article. The article states:
"Wagner said that human rights workers have been using steganography to hide testimony by exploited workers or political prisoners from government security forces. The testimony is encrypted onto a file on a cellphone, which can then be scanned at a customs checkpoint without revealing the hidden documents."
See also the Slashdot discussion and the original CNN article