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Name Camera/Shy
Released 2002

Camera/Shy is a browser-based steganography application from Hacktivismo, a special operations group sponsored by another famous hacker group, the Cult of the Dead Cow. It is the only steganographic tool that automatically scans for and delivers decrypted content straight from the Web. It is a stand-alone, Internet Explorer-based browser that leaves no trace on the user's system and has enhanced security. Camera/Shy was designed and developed for democracy activists who are restricted by firewalls.

  • User friendly and Web browser based
  • Automatic invisible cache and history clearing built in
  • Automatically scans Web pages for stegged and encrypted GIF files
  • Web page encoding into GIF functionality
  • Parsing of hidden content functionality
  • All content scanned and parsed down from the local cache
  • Automatic Rijndael (AES) encryption of all steganographic content
  • Least-significant byte pixel insertion steganography
  • Relative links that would be broken made into static links in Web site encrypting process
  • High and moderate security browsing settings, including:
    • Optionally killing all active scripting, including DHTML behaviors
    • Optionally killing all Java and ActiveX applications
    • Optionally disabling client pull in cases where you want to ensure the content comes from the server or local cache you are browsing
    • Stand-alone executable file, no installer
    • GIF to and from BMP, and JPEG to and from BMP utilities built in for easy GIF content selection

Sample image containing first five amendments of the Bill of Rights:

Camerashy sample Orca1ab.gif


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