It will be a while…
LOL I got the message:
“Let others join the conversation
This topic is clearly important to you – you’ve posted more than 43% of the replies here.
Are you sure you’re providing adequate time for other people to share their points of view, too?”
Obviously I’ve hijacked the thread along with the thread starter, Beef Barley. We’re both of the better kind sharing whatever we find with the world, that’s my take on that for this thread. On another note, I am very technically curious as a person and happen to know a lot about software among other things
Since I started the path with my last message, let’s dwell a little in encoding messages, so I’ve covered the binary aspect which is cool but easily spotted by anyone even vaguely knowledgeable of binary. Are there other options? Of course there are, a multitude of options all the way to the more technically challenging like stenography. Another tool I’ve presented in this thread is EdXor which will let you apply even XOR to your message, ROT-13 and more. In common for these methods are the fact that they require no password for decryption, but that does not necessarily means that it is a bad encryption if all you want to do is write privately with a friend, even writing in Morse code would keep most of the world off your back these days (I happen to know it though)
Now to decrypt some simple algorithms like XOR, there’s even help found on the net.
Go here: http://asl-soft.hostei.com/index.htm and scroll down to ‘XOR Data Uncrypter’ which is a multi-decrypter supporting XOR, ROL, SHL, ADD, NOT, NEG SHR, OR, MUL, DIV as well as a few combinations (with any encryption, there’s got to be a way to decrypt, right?)
One of the more fun ways to hide a message is probably one you’ve seen in a TV series or movie (I know I have but can’t remember where), namely hiding your message in a picture. This obviously has to be done in a lossless format and this one does so in a standard Windows bitmap .bmp file.
InvisibleInk was hosted on enlargeyournerd.com, but there’s apparently nothing there at the moment. No worries though, you can get the executable right here:
invisibleink.zip (384.5 KB)
The net is not reliable as a file repository and I would personally consider anything not on my harddrive gone forever. I’ve kept a backup for you in this case though - check it out, it is fun
This program use an AES Rijndale encryption and should not be decryptable without the password (but could still still be given a million years if you chose a long password meeting common password restrictions)
And since I did mention it:
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