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ABC News says hijackers "may" have communicated using steganography

Background on steganography:

Be sure to look at the televised/video version of this ABC News report 
(available at the link below) as well.



From: "Buzz LightYear" <bzzlgtyr@hotmail.com>
To: declan@well.com
Subject: Crypto FUD from ABCnews
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 09:36:16 -0500

ABCnews.com has a story and a streaming video segment concerning Osam Bin 
Laden's use of Steganography.

(Link to video on page).

My problem is in the video segment. The segment "demonstrates" the use of 
steganography buy showing 3 examples: 1. The floor plan of an aircraft 
hidden in an image of the Mona Lisa; 2. A satelite photo hidden in a Web 
Site image; 3. A Flight Schedule hidden in an MP3 file(Whitney Houston's 
renditon of "God Bless America" no less).

The way the video is edited impiles to a casual observer that these are 
actually images from from Bin Laden. Only a couple times do they mention in 
passing that it is a "Demonstration".

The slickly produced segment's only purpose seems to be to spread FUD about 
the use of Cryptography and Stegnaography.

Shame on them.

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