A Survey of Steganographic and Steganalytic Tools for the Digital Forensic Investigator

Author Pedram Hayati, Vidyasagar Potdar, Elizabeth Chang
Description In this paper we survey 111 different steganographic and steganalytic tools available in the market as freeware or shareware or for commercial sale. The main motivation for conducting this survey was to identify what steganographic tools are available on the Internet and which of those could be used by terrorist organization around the world. The following different categories of steganographic tools were studied – image steganography, audio and video steganography, text and database steganography, file system and hard disk steganography, executable files, and network steganography. This study has been conducted from a forensic investigators perspective to guide them with first hand information on available steganographic and steganalytic tools. The results from this initial study are presented in this paper, however we are now testing all these tools and the results from these tests would be published in the future.
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Date Saturday 17 December 2011 - 14:40:44
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