Hiding in Plain Sight: Steganography Tricks and Tips

What do dinosaurs have in common with cryptography? Well Greek, apparently, and a lot of time. 150 million years ago, there roamed a dinosaur covered with bony plates. The paleontologists used the Greek word steganós and sauros to mean "covered lizard". In much more recent times, lets say about 500 years ago, steganós and graphia … Continue reading Hiding in Plain Sight: Steganography Tricks and Tips

Sha Jvgu Pelcgb! Crypto or Cthulhu?

""Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn." Occult horror readers will recognize the phrase from H.P. Lovecraft's 1926 classic, The Call of Cthulhu. However, outside of that small circle, it seems like pure gibberish. Similarly, looking at a message that has been encrypted calls to mind those same eldritch horrors, chanting in their secret watery caves … Continue reading Sha Jvgu Pelcgb! Crypto or Cthulhu?