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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.
See also: Language
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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The malware in some cases was hidden in text, and later in an image -- a technique known as steganography, according to McAfee.
While encryption provides good confidentiality, there is another way to provide confidentiality know as steganography.
The some types of data hiding approaches are Watermarking, Steganography and Reversible Data Hiding (RDH).
Kaspersky Lab researchers identified a new trend: malicious hackers increasingly using steganography, a digital version of an ancient technique of hiding messages inside images, to conceal the tracks of their activity.
Reverse Deception Tactics Increasing cybercriminal use of deception tactics including anti-analysis code, steganography, and expendable command-and-control servers used for concealment of stolen data.
Keywords: Least significant bit replacement, Image hiding, Pixel-value differencing, Steganography, Data hiding.
Steganography cyberattacks were first spotted in 2011 as a means to spread the Duqu malware - an attack that was once (http://resources.
by malware authors, which included the use of steganography, a practice of
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This is the first time when the use of steganography has been observed in a malvertising attack, according to Proofpoint.