Announcing the release of Anti-Steganography (AntiSteg v2.0) bySecurity Online Services

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    Announcing the release of Anti-Steganography (AntiSteg v2.0) by
    Security Online Services: AntiSteg 2.00: Anti-Steganography

    *** Now with Windows Resource Cleaning Support. v2.00 Replaces v1.20

    Security Online Services

    Provides free software to improve your online and offline computer

    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
    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),
    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

    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.


    Direct Download Links:;contentBody&cdlPid=10999198


    seconserv, Jan 21, 2009
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