UAT: Steganography
Steganography is the art and science of writing hidden messages in such a way that no one apart from the intended recipient knows of the existence of the message; this is in contrast to cryptography, where the existence of the message itself is not disguised, but the content is obscured.
The StegoNet project is being conducted by the University of Advancing Technology under the direction of Russ Rogers, Professor of Network Security. The project itself is being developed and carried out by the students of the University. The results will be based on their hard work and dedication. The students will be guided through their research effort by the mentorship of known experts in the field, including Eric Cole, Michele Fincher, and others.
The project is broken into several areas: Web & Database programming, Client/Server programming, signature creation, and manual scans. Each area is manned by students interested in that topic. The most basic explanation of the project layout is presented below in Figure 1.

The goal of the project is to attempt to discern whether or not steganography is utilized on the Internet, and if so, to what extent it is used. Over time, it is our hope that, should we find suitable evidence of its use, we can begin to determine what types of content are generally more likely to contain steganographic content.

Results will be released publicly via this website and also through occasional press releases. If you are interested in receiving news on this project, please send an email to press.
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