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A Warsaw-based security researcher says the packets that Skype sends during silence can be used to carry secret messages in a conversation. When participants in a call are speaking, Skype sends the audio in 130-byte packets, while during silence it sends 70-byte packets. According to New Scientist, Wojciech Mazurczyk of Warsaw …

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TIMTOWTDI (ENOC)

There Is More Than One Way To Do It (encoding "nothing", of course)

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That's easy for you to say

Are the names of the researchers also encrypted?

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encrypted silence?

The idea of encrypting silence so it is impossible to detect is not new. TV and AM radio have been using this technique for years.

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Now you see me, now you..

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Here's an example

Decrypt of the above:- silence rulez lol

No icon, cos that's encrypted too

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The Answer: Silent Circle

Let them have a go a the latest Phil Zimmerman project. Keys, on the server, self-destruct in 24-hours. And no logging.

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"You have the right to remain silent..."

....but failure to provide the decryption keys to your silence will result in an automatic sentence under a future provsion of RIPA.

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Sound steganography

...is still steganography, no chance for a neologism here ;-(

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Re: Sound steganography

"Sound steganography ...is still steganography, no chance for a neologism here ;-("

"Sonic Inscrutabledriver"?

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