Spam Mimic

Spam Mimic is a process that the people over at have developed to encode and decode e-mail messages to be disguised as spam. Considering the amount of spam that is sent around the Internet, and also considering that most people either filter it at the mail server or just delete it, it is really an ingenious idea. This makes security through obscurity a reality. For example, if a terrorist group wants to coordinate some type of action with its followers in the United States, using an anonymous e-mail application or a hacked server, the message could be sent to a huge mailing list, as spam is. The people who are expecting the mail could simply decode the spam-encoded message. Why not just use PGP or some other encryption software? The answer is that if you are afraid of being monitored, encryption leaves an obvious trail and is easily detected. If you are monitoring traffic, a simple spam message could easily slip through undetected as it has the form of plain, ordinary text.

Investigator's Guide to Steganography
Investigators Guide to Steganography
ISBN: 0849324335
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 220

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