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Jsteg is a package for hiding data inside JPEG files with a technique known as steganography. This is accomplished by copying each bit of the data into the least-significant bits (LSB) of the image. The amount of data that can be hidden depends on the file size of the jpeg; it takes about 10-14 bytes of jpeg to store each byte of the hidden data.


$ sudo wget -O /usr/bin/jsteg
$ sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/jsteg
$ sudo wget -O /usr/bin/slink
$ chmod +x /usr/bin/slink


Jsteg tool can be initialised by typing the following command.

$ jsteg

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Hiding data

Now, let's hide some data using jsteg. Consider this image of Itachi.

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Let the name of the file to be embedded be 'jsteg.txt'.

The file to be embedded contains the following data.

Jsteg is used for JPEG steganography.

Commands to embed a file in the JPEG image is as follows.

$ jsteg hide <in.jpg> <secret file name> <out.jpg>

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Now, the image looks like this.

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Revealing data

The syntax for revealing data is as follows.

$ jsteg reveal <in.jpg> <output file name>

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