RE: steganography

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Thu Sep 20 2001 - 08:48:18 MDT

On Thu, 20 Sep 2001, Harvey Newstrom wrote:

> It's <> not <>, and I'm perfectly
> familiar with it. It is a very wonderful program and much more secure
> than other ones. But don't assume that it is "perfectly" secure.

Duh. Perfect security is mythical, since infinitely expensive. In real
world, the bottlenecks lie most assuredly not in the cryptoattack and
cryptoanalysis region, so there's no point improving things there. You
have to start with the human factors.

For all practical purposes, a public binary blob containing state of the
art steganography will a) never be recognized as such b) even if, the
strong cryptosystem used will not be broken within a time window counted
in decades.

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