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      01-21-2009
Announcing the release of Anti-Steganography (AntiSteg v2.0) by
Security Online Services:

antisteg200.zip AntiSteg 2.00: Anti-Steganography

*** Now with Windows Resource Cleaning Support. v2.00 Replaces v1.20
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AntiSteg is a command line tool for cleaning images and widely used
AVI files of potentially harmful steganographical content.

The newest major release, supports cleaning images and AVI's stored
inside of Windows resource files (i.e.,
dynamic link libraries, executables, etc.). Resource files are wide
spread, often shared among programs, and can carry any type of image
and/or AVI files. Resource files are especially problematic, since
programs that utilize them, can either directly or indirectly act as
carriers of code which in turn activate triggers for invoking hidden
code functions. All of course neatly hidden inside of
steganographically infected image/AVI files and out of sight of every
antivirus, antimalware,
antispyware, etc. computer sentinels.

Many popular image formats (several dozens, and especially those used
and distributed on the Web) are handled by the tool as well as
cleaning images and movies packed inside of archives.

Steganography is a means by which information is hidden inside of
images/AVI movies (often via
high-encryption algorithms), making them completely invisible to all
standard image viewers/movie players. Stegged images/movies can carry
extremely harmful
payloads, which include, but are not limited to:

- Child pornography/Snuff movies
- Viruses, Trojans, Spyware, Spamware, and other Malware
- Sensitive personal/corporate Data

AntiSteg does not attempt to extract the actual hidden data, but
simply antistegs the content, making it
impossible to be retrieved at a later point in time. This approach
allows it to quickly clean a computer, even if 100,000s of images are
stored on it. In contrast, trying to desteg just one image, which uses
a high encryption encoding (256 bit or higher), and a properly
selected password is computationally nearly infeasible. To attempt the
same on an AVI movie is not even worth mentioning!

AntiSteg has been tested on hundreds of thousands of images, tens of
thousands of archives/Windows resource files, and successfully applied
to antisteg pictures created by dozens of freely available
steganographical image and AVI tools. Some of these tools have been
widely
spread via commercial CD/DVD distributions. These distributions in
turn, have been put forth by several
well known Computer Magazines which have a worldwide audience. Put
simply, steganographical tools - to hide images and complete movies -
are widely spread and come in many different flavours.

Since the amount of images stored on the Web approaches staggering
numbers (anywhere from 100s of billions to trillions), the possibility
to successfully store and trade/sell child pornography (snuff movies),
distribute
viruses, or exchange sensitive information is very high. Even worse,
anybody who operates a web site (personal or corporate) that contains
images may unwittingly be helping pedophiles, black-hat hackers, or
data spies in their operations. Of course, the same holds true for any
e-mail attachment, or MMS being sent!

Currently available antivirus, antispyware, and antimalware tools do
NOT address this problem! Companies that allow image specific
searches - like Google - do NOTHING to prevent stegged images from
being spread via their services!

Firewalls provide no security with respect to asynchronous, bi-
directional steganographical communication via 2 web sites
(spy site and infected site) and simple web monitoring software
augmented with steganographical support for modifying images (hosted
on spy site). Neither heuristic, nor behavior-based antivirus and
antispyware applications will detect anything unusal since all
software operations are identical to those performed by 1000s of image
editing, image viewing, and web site monitoring sofware currently in
circulation.

AntiSteg is the ONLY available and WORKING tool that effectively deals
with this problem. And best of all,
it's FREE!

Special requirements: None.

Distribution : Freeware.


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