A brief history on Cryptography and Steganography
The word Cryptography comes from the ancient Greek, and is history is as long and old as the Greeks themselves. See Cryptography largely refers to the study and techniques required to deliver a hidden message so that even if the data is clearly visible by anybody only the sender and reader can properly understand it. In short it has been used to hide information for generations, and whether the method is invisible ink or a secret handshake both are a valid form of sharing a secret message, and as such are a form of Cryptography and not any least significant.
As such, Cryptography is an area that really shined in the times of war, when being able to transmit direction and commands across nations without detection became key. Nations had dedicated cryptography teams and in general the needs of the time resulted in many breakthroughs and advances in the area. From secret codes on radio, to even sending specific commands through doll shipments. The times of war showed the spirit of human invention and saw an increase in all the tricks people relied on to convey their info.
Of course, times have advanced a lot since the times of invisible ink and Cryptography really jumped to the forefront when mankind did the jump to computers. The world now has much more data and malware developers are always on the rise for another prey. As a result, what was used to hide sensitive information is now tasked with safekeeping information. While not all of us might notice it at first Cryptography is part of our everyday lives now. From the technology used to ensure that any image or audio file you send over a messaging app reaches its receiver and nobody else. To the protocols that keep our mail truly private and removed from malware developers that would love nothing but to grab our personal information.
In a world that is every day more online and more connected the techniques that previously were used to hide sensitive information now help protect our data, from the least significant to the ones that mean life or death.
And in a world where Cryptography and Encryption matter more than ever and data is as valuable as it gets there is one Software ready to help us through these times. Cyphertop is the world most powerful Encryption software in the market. And with it’s steganographic techniques it’s ready to bring the art of the hidden message to a whole new level.
And it is not just hidden messages, Cyphertop offers complete protection for all of your valuable info. With a wide variety of features that help you secure any important document to the level you really need. Whether it’s a bank receipt or an important photo with Cyphertop you will be the one making sure how much protection any given document gets. And thanks to it’s advanced code which integrates Digital DNA, you can rest assured that no force on earth will be able to break through the code and access anything in your pc.
What is Quantum Steganography and how it works?
Probably one of the most interesting and honestly fun ways to deliver hidden information is through steganographic techniques. The word Steganography also comes from the Ancient Greek and believe it or not has been a technique to deliver secret messages and information for that long. Steganography refers to the act of hiding a secret message inside an image. Any file, image or audio file can be used to conceal another and fall in the range of Steganographic techniques. But by far the most common definition is the act of delivering secret messages through an image.
In the old times, information could be concealed on any painting or any other good that was considered largely harmless, providing a reliable and completely inconspicuous way to deliver a secret message. And if you are thinking the Da Vinci Code you are going in the right direction. Modern times however have brought with them new breakthroughs in the field of Steganography and even more importantly have made it easier to grasp meaning that more and more people every day are using Steganography to improve on the safety of their messages or even just to have fun sharing with their friends.
So how does Quantum Steganography work today?
When it comes down to the basics, any file in this modern world is just data. That data might be arranged differently based on many factors like format, but it remains data, and as such it remains basic code. Modern day Quantum Steganography mostly focuses on rearranging the data in a file to present it as another type of file. Let’s once again rely on Cyphertop for a more concrete example.
Let’s say you wrote a secret message meant just for one person on Word, it could be vital information, or even just a love letter, but the key factor here is that you don’t want anybody else to access this text file. You can now run it through the Quantum Steganography Tool on Cyphertop and convert the text file into an image file. This new image file will have the entire text file hidden within its data, but at first glance it won’t be anything but a regular image. Its not only great to convey info in a safe manner but you can also impress friends and family with how a simple picture converts into a completely different thing before their eyes.
Of course, miraculous image may file data with hidden letters. That wouldn’t be of much use without a way to convert them back, and it’s for those moments that we rely on a Quantum Steganography Decoder. A Decoder will attempt to convert any image back into its original file format. The efficiency of these decoders and their ability to recover hidden data will vary based on the strength of the original program. But when it comes to getting anything out of an image file that was converted as a Cyphertop original image, you really will need Cyphertop itself, because its code is too advanced to crack in any other way. Yet another feature that guarantees the safety of your information.
How is Quantum Steganography used today?
As we discussed previously, modern Quantum Steganography is now a method to hide on an image, any possible file format or type of data. All it takes to get started using Quantum Steganography, a Steganography tool like Cyphertop. From that point onwards, you can hide any information you might want as an image file, and this brand new original image with all your precious data won’t look any different from just about any random image file you might find online. However, you might still be wondering what place does image steganography have in the modern world beyond being a neat party trick. And you’d be surprised to realize that just like the world of hidden data that Steganography offers, many programs and services in the modern world count with hidden information right in front of your eyes.
By far, the most clear example of Steganography playing a role in your life could be looking at you right now, all in the comfort of your desk, just look a little bit to the left of your screen; you will probably find the answer there. If you have a printer you might be surprised to know that it could be using Steganography this very moment. Many modern printers print their own small seal as an image hide on their pages, usually on the form of yellow dots, and this is, believe it or not, its own secret message.
Don’t worry too much yet, your printer isn’t secretly sending war information behind your back, and nor is it anything malicious in nature. This tiny original image works ultimately as an identifier more than a secret message. Once properly scanned and analyzed by an expert the yellow dots can reveal information on the printer like it’s developer, or even current status. As such, this is a case where steganography becomes more of a diagnostic tool for printer technicians than anything else. But it is one of the most interesting uses of Steganography to deliver information to users in a format that people wouldn’t expect.
Another common use of Steganography nowadays is as eastern eggs. Easter eggs are hidden pieces of data in program that largely don’t serve a practical purpose and are just there as a fun little secret message to any user who happens to find them. While not exclusive to videogames, the large quantity of file documents required to make one run, make it easy to hide data on a file that might not be needed but wouldn’t look out of place. A great example of how to use image Steganography in a game is Doki Doki Literature Club. The hit 2017 videogame used steganography to enhance it’s feeling of mystery. And dedicated players could find on its data a large quantity of image files that when properly decoded by dedicated Steganography program, like Cyphertop, would result in additional info and teasers that enhanced the game experience.
What is steganography in cyber security?
Now when it comes to the topic of Cyber Security the world of Steganography and all it’s possible applications become both more useful and dangerous depending on the person. As such, Steganography is largely approached from 2 different outlooks, prevention and detection. The first of these categories explains itself, it file. It ultimately goes back to original intent of Steganography and Cryptography as a whole and it is to allow the passage of a message without any interested party gaining access to it. The key difference being that the message is now a file and the way it’s coded into an image file. It refers to prevention on it’s most basic form, making sure data remains out of harm by making sure that people don’t realize an image file contains anything important.
Of course, an image is far from the only way to send coded data. And it’s every bit as possible to send to hide data file wav files and beyond as even audio. But images tend to be some of the least conspicuous, and generally it is the most supported format on Steganography programs. Hence why it’s used as the main example across this entire text.
Now, when it comes to detection, we have to deal with an undeniable fact. Any invention can be used for good or for bad, and in the world of information any message is data, and that data can have a bad intention. Much like we can hide any data file as an image for the sake of sending a message without anybody being alerted to it. It is equally possible for malware to be hidden in the same way. I think we all know a story from someone in our family or even ourselves who accidentally downloaded a virus into our PCs while it was hidden as something else. That is the same principle used by cyber attackers to turn Steganography into a tool for their purposes.
So now does that mean that Steganography is a risk and we should remove ourselves from it? No, far from it in fact. If we think rationally, a harmful file is way more likely to get downloaded from an email message than it is from hidden data in a blog post or the like through Steganography. If anything, the fact that some people are willing to use Steganography against us is what should convince us how important it is to understand it and defend ourselves with a decoder of our own.
This is what makes Cyphertop such an important tool in today’s modern world. On top of the encryption layers that protect our computer and data just through installation, Cyphertop offers a layer of added security that most other consumer software just can not offer, and that is essential for those who understands Steganography. In fact, it’s one of the best in the area, which grants it the relevant databases to protect a system better against it. As with any new technology there will always be people looking to use it for good, for example sending a fun coded message to their friends. And those who see an opportunity to profit or harm others, like sending harmful data through a hidden file. But the key here is that when it comes to the world of Steganography no program has a code as advanced or a database as thorough as Cyphertop, and when Cyphertop is installed in our devices all that knowledge and experience, will now be available for us to protect ourselves. Even if you don’t actively send a Steganography message through an image data file, just having the software installed will help you recognize such threats and deal with them accordingly.
How is steganography detected?
So how do we detect Steganography in the modern world? If we mean modern data-based Steganography, we have to listen to common sense first and foremost. See data much like energy canâ€™t really be destroyed, just because we turned something like a video file into image files, it doesn’t mean all the data that made the video will be lost miraculously. The resulting image will still have the same file size as the original version, or it could even be slightly larger due to the conversion process. So, if you run into an image file with a file size of one gigabyte and no apparent reason for it to be that large, take the message and assume it is in fact hiding something.
Of course, there’s another easy telltale to detect Steganography and that is for once not tied to data analysis or other analytical processes. It’s the simple fact that many an image that goes through an Steganography process can often times end up looking completely nonsensical, especially if lower end programs were used. The priority of Steganography is after all being able to hide the data in a new file format, how elegant or even logical the resulting message or image turns out is nowhere near as relevant.
In short this means that if a file data inexplicably weights more than it should or a picture looks more like a collection of waves and random colors, somehow different from a real picture, most likely this image file has some sort of hidden data or message inside it. Of course, the latter example only really happens with amateur or low-end Steganography and a professional coder or program in the vein of Cyphertop can do a more coherent job. But it’s still a likely example you’ll find online, and both are easy ways to tell if a document or picture could hide more than it’s pretending.
So, what do you do once you have suspicions of a document or photo? Easy, take it through a Steganography program and see what turns out from its conversion. Not all programs will be able to decode all suspicious elements, and sometimes a photo can weight more than it should due to various issues with the way it was saved or taken. But in general those are the main ways to be able to tell when a picture has gone through a Steganography process and running it again through one is the most likely way to find out if there really is any threat.
With that in mind, we once again recommend Cyphertop as your de facto Steganography software from today onwards. Cyphertop is generally one of the most advanced encryption software you can find in the market, and as we have seen Steganography is a tool that can be used not just for messaging and communication, but also defensively. The best way to remain safe from hidden programs and other harmful software is to count with one that can decipher it for you. And that is precisely what Cyphertop offers to you, both for your PC and mobile devices.
And even beyond today’s topic Cyphertop is in general a very reliable assistance for the modern world. On top of any picture coding capabilities we have already discussed Cyphertop generally ensures that any outgoing communications or info that leaves your mobile phone or PC has an extra layer of encryption to make sure it reaches just it’s intended target and that nobody else can peek into its contents. And for the people looking for even more safety on their daily chats the Share function of Cyphertop offers just that, the possibility to have conversations with other users that count with the highest level of encryption possible. Any conversation held through Share will be completely safe and it’s possible to do more than just text each other, any kind of document can be uploaded and sent, making sure that they remain safe and undetected.
And if what you are worried about is safety on your very own device then rely on Cyphertop’s Vault. Vault as the name implies is the safest layer the software offers to sort documents, videos, and anything you might find yourself in the need to store safely. In Vault you can find access to an encrypted folder and make many more inside it for extra organization and security. The Vault function is largely unbreakable and counts with additional safety layers like password and permission control. Nothing you place in the Vault will be opened unless you explicitly want it to be opened.
All these features and more are what make Cyphertop one of the most reliable allies against the risks of the modern internet era. And in general, a great investment for your general safety and peace of mind. Risks and malware will always come and go; it’s a part of staying online. But they don’t have to be a concern when you count with the newest technology. And in the world of Encryption, Cyphertop is simply unmatched.