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Steganography: The Art of Hiding Information in Plain Sight


Jamil, T, Steganography: The Art of Hiding Information in Plain Sight, IEEE Potentials, 18, (1) pp. 10-12. ISSN 0278-6648 (1999) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1109/45.747237


Steganography in the Greek language means covered writing. In today's terminology, it is the art of communicating in a hidden way. It is referred to as transmission security in military literature. Its goal is to hide messages inside other harmless messages in such a way that an enemy would not event know a second secret message is present. This is different from cryptography where it is anticipated that the enemy might detect, intercept and modify messages. However, in doing so, the enemy still cannot violate certain security premises guaranteed by a cryptosystem.

Item Details

Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Cybersecurity and privacy
Research Field:Cryptography
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Other information and communication services
Objective Field:Other information and communication services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Jamil, T (Dr Tariq Jamil)
ID Code:17435
Year Published:1999
Deposited By:Computing
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2000-06-08

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