1996-03-06 - Re: Steganography idea: CU-SeeMe

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From: Ed Carp <erc@dal1820.computek.net>
To: Nelson Minar <nelson@santafe.edu>
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Reply To: <199603060734.AAA00178@nelson.santafe.edu>
UTC Datetime: 1996-03-06 14:28:26 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 6 Mar 96 06:28:26 PST

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From: Ed Carp <erc@dal1820.computek.net>
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 96 06:28:26 PST
To: Nelson Minar <nelson@santafe.edu>
Subject: Re: Steganography idea: CU-SeeMe
In-Reply-To: <199603060734.AAA00178@nelson.santafe.edu>
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On Wed, 6 Mar 1996, Nelson Minar wrote:

> The thing that bothers me about existing steganography code I've seen
> is that it all uses uncommon communication channels to hide data. For
> instance, the "hide data in a picture" programs: useful, up to a
> point, but how often do I send pictures to other people? I think to be
> effective, methods need to be employed that exploit existing, well
> used communication channels.

Then he sez:

> So here's one idea I've had as a place to hide a channel: network
> video, in particular CU-SeeMe video streams. CU-SeeMe is a lowtech

I think it likely that people will be sending GIFs and JPEGs to each 
other far more often than video.  Video is far more an "uncommon 
communications channel" than is a uuencoded picture.
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