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The deliberate concealment of data within other data, as by embedding digitized text in a digitized image.

[New Latin steganographia, cryptography, cipher : Greek steganos, covered (from stegein, to cover; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots) + -graphiā, -graphy.]

steg′a·no·graph′ic (-nə-grăf′ĭk) adj.


the practice of concealing messages in such a way that only the sender and the recipient know that there is a message


Archaic. the use of a secret language or code; cryptography. — steganographer, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.steganography - act of writing in code or cipher
committal to writing, writing - the activity of putting something in written form; "she did the thinking while he did the writing"
encoding, encryption - the activity of converting data or information into code
recoding - converting from one code to another
decipherment, decoding, decryption - the activity of making clear or converting from code into plain text; "a secret key or password is required for decryption"
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They said that in case of data leakage, the respective bank or telecom operator should be severely penalised to ensure that they keep the data security measure to the optimum levels.
While the growth of bring your own collaboration will lead to greater and more pervasive workplace data leakage and privacy risks, financial institutions may be able to mitigate data extrusion through encryption, usage controls and content filtering.
ly/1ZhCr3j, indicates data leakage is a greater problem than hacking.
8 is an all-in-one software solution with a single user license which monitors, discovers and prevents data leakage from multiple endpoints across a company network.
Sharing findings from its 2014 Global Data Leakage report, InfoWatch
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Unintentional data leakage is mainly caused by insiders who may not be aware of the risks.
India, June 18 -- Most CISOs across India pay more attention towards securing their organisation from external threats, however, over the years, reports have continued to reveal that the first-point of breach or data leakage in most security incidences have occurred from within the organisation.
SEOUL -- South Korea's financial regulator said Wednesday that it will slap punitive penalties to financial companies for future client data leakage after the incident that personal information of almost all adults in the country was stolen from three credit card issuers.
The beauty of DLP is that it not only provides data leakage protection and it is only a side-effect.
A data leakage prevention system is operated to manage the flow of a company's significant internal information effectively.
Nevertheless, the stability of the basic data allows us to treat it as representative of trends in data leakage in general.