RE: steganography (and bin Laden)

Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 19:53:54 MDT

Harvey writes:
> 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
> steganography.

Why would they send messages using a cover picture which carries the
death penalty to possess though? That doesn't make much sense to me.
Usually if you're using steganography it's because you don't want to
attract attention. Using illegal pictures is potentially going to bring
a lot of attention to yourself. You'd think sending pictures of Uncle
Omar's new car would be a more sensible way to hide your traffic.


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