Hide Private Files In Images, Videos Or Audio (Media Steganography)

If you are oblivious of the term Steganography, you might be missing on one of the most widely used methods of securing important data. It is a technique that allows you to embed one file into another. The purpose of which, is to hide the original file, make it devious to an unintended recipient by concealing it within a fake one. If a certain sensitive information you consider is yours prerogative only, then using a steganography application is advisable to keep it away from others. There are various Windows application at your disposal (both paid and free) that does this job and back in 2010, Aatif reviewed SilentEye, which uses the steganography technique to hide confidential data. We have another similar application for you labeled as Deegger Embedder,  which offers the same facility, but with support for additional media formats. This free steganography software is designed to merge two or more files together, supports a wide range of file extensions you can hide and lets you create the bogus file in AVI, JPEG, MP3, MP4, PDF, PNG and other formats.

The entire process of combining and extracting a file is quite simple. All you need  is to select your host file and embed file via simple drag & drop. You may however, also use the browse button on the right side of the window to select your files. As stated earlier, you can embed as many files into a single file as you want. Once, you have added your source and embed files, simply click Combine button at the bottom to save your bogus file, making the woven file within completely hidden to any third person.

Did I mention you can use the same tool to decrypt your file? All you have to do is click the Extract button to choose the steganographic file that you just created and click Open, in the following window. It will then ask you to select the target folder for file extraction, simply choose your output directory and click Save to extract your original file.

Extraction

You may click the Settings button at the bottom right of the window to open up a configuration console, where you can switch between singe, multi-host and parallel modes, enable/disable read-only and modify timestamp embedding options, and change view settings.

Edit Settings

The utility works on both 32-bit and 64-bit OS editions of Windows and supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

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