RE: steganography (and bin Laden)

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 18:44:25 MDT

jeff davis wrote,
> --- "J. R. Molloy" <> wrote:
> > UK firm decodes 'bin Laden's messages' on internet
> >
> > A UK communications firm has unearthed coded
> > messages on the Internet which
> > may be linked to Osama bin Laden.
> Time for skepticism.

Actually, none of the messages have actually been linked to any specific
group or message. They merely were written in Arabic which the researchers
couldn't read. In a culture where pornography and internet access can be
capital crimes, it is not surprising that there might be Arabic

I agree with you that no researcher actually tapping into bin Laden's
messages would take this to the media for publication.

Harvey Newstrom <>
Principal Security Consultant, Newstaff Inc. <>
Board of Directors, Extropy Institute <>
Cofounder, Pro-Act <>

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