
16.6: Other Secret Keeping Methods


While this chapter has focused on cryptography methods for keeping a message secure, there is another area of secret keeping called steganography which focuses on hiding the existence of a message altogether. Historically, steganography included techniques like invisible ink, watermarks, or embedding a secret message inside a longer document that appeared unimportant. The digital age has provided many new ways to hide messages in digital photos or in the background noise of a music file.

Resources

There are several calculation tools available based on the material in this chapter available at: http://www.opentextbookstore.com/mathinsociety/apps/

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