1993-06-15 - Re: Steganography and Steganalysis

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From: stig@netcom.com (Stig)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1993-06-15 08:36:40 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 15 Jun 93 01:36:40 PDT

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From: stig@netcom.com (Stig)
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 93 01:36:40 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Steganography and Steganalysis
In-Reply-To: <9305252227.AA27968@toad.com>
Message-ID: <9306150837.AA16621@netcom.netcom.com>
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In <9305252227.AA27968@toad.com>, John Gilmore wrote...
> My favorite scheme was to encode messages in trailing spaces and/or tabs
> in netnews messages.  You could also put internal tabs in place of spaces.
> In fact, you could do this with news messages that flow "through" your 
> site, (if the messages aren't protected with a crypto checksum), so that
> you would not be the message's sender (and it wouldn't be addressed to anyone
> either -- recipients get very good privacy).
> This would be one way for a Unix "worm" program to report back to its
> master...and/or receive instructions.
> 	John Gilmore
> PS:  You could put short interesting stuff just in your message-ID's!
> Not to mention the low order bits of timestamps (exactly *what* second
> did it arrive, now?).

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