1994-02-28 - Re: standard for stegonography?

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From: Sergey Goldgaber <sergey@delbruck.pharm.sunysb.edu>
To: Matthew Gream <mgream@acacia.itd.uts.edu.au>
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UTC Datetime: 1994-02-28 06:11:45 UTC
Raw Date: Sun, 27 Feb 94 22:11:45 PST

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From: Sergey Goldgaber <sergey@delbruck.pharm.sunysb.edu>
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 94 22:11:45 PST
To: Matthew Gream <mgream@acacia.itd.uts.edu.au>
Subject: Re: standard for stegonography?
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On Mon, 28 Feb 1994, Matthew Gream wrote:

> How about something like small random pad, maybe one octet, then a
> signature (such as "***Begin ...") with this header information being
> encrypted via IDEA CFB. You could also include a more structured header
> after this, ie. an ID for the software that created it, so the correct
> demodulation technique can be applied, or at least warned about if not
> available.
> With this type of method, unless you can pre-supply the key, the stego
> header should look like noise.
> Matthew.
> -- 
> Matthew Gream. ph: (02)-821-2043. M.Gream@uts.edu.au.
> PGPMail and brown paperbags accepted. - Non Servatum -
>   ''weirdo's make the world go around'' - A.Watts

If you're using one-time pads, why use PGP?  _Public_ Key Cryptography...?