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Hide Data In Video, Image And Audio Files - Steganography

Steganography dates back to ancient Greek period and is derived from two words - steganos (στεγανός), meaning "covered, concealed, or protected", and graphein (γράφειν) meaning "writing". In present days, it refers to hiding a message or data (hidden file) in a plain looking, generally a bigger file called carrier file.

There are lots of applications available online, and all does almost the similar function i.e. Steganography. We will be explaining how to use one of them- StegoMagic.

Here is how you can use StegoMagic:-

1. First of all, you will need to download the StegoMagic software to your system.

2. Keep the JPG and the text file (.txt) to be steganographed in the same folder as that of StegoMagic_TXT.exe

3. Run StegoMagic_TXT.exe at administrator level (Right click, and choose Run as Administrator option); read the screen instructions carefully and follow to steganograph the text message inside the JPG image.

While giving file name, please ensure to give sub-extension too (.jpg, .bmp, .txt, .mpeg, .wav etc.)

* Remember and keep the secret decryption key.

4. You can transfer the carrier file to recipient via any media. For decryption of the hidden data (text file), the recipient can load the carrier JPG file in the StegoMagic tool and decrypt by using the decryption key.

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