Steganography is the art of hiding information in plain sight by embedding it within another medium, such as an image, audio file, or video. In this course, students will learn the basics of steganography and its various applications. They will understand how steganography differs from cryptography and why it is used.
The course will start with an introduction to steganography, its history, and its various techniques. Students will learn how steganography works and how to download and install steganography tools. They will also understand the differences between image-based and audio-based steganography and how to hide an image inside an audio file or an executable file inside an audio file.
Students will learn who uses steganography and why. The course will cover how hackers use steganography to hide malicious code or information within seemingly innocent files. Students will also learn how to retrieve information about an embedded file and encrypt data before hiding it.
Throughout the course, students will be provided with practical examples and hands-on exercises to deepen their understanding of steganography. They will also learn how to use steganography tools to hide information and retrieve it.
By the end of the course, students will have a strong understanding of steganography, its various techniques, and its applications. They will be able to use steganography tools to hide information in images or audio files and retrieve that information. They will also understand the importance of encryption when hiding sensitive information.
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills and a general understanding of file formats.