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English translation: stagnos - covered writing

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Greek term or phrase:steganos
English translation:stagnos - covered writing
Entered by: Evert DELOOF-SYS
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12:11 Mar 11, 2002
Greek to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Greek term or phrase: steganos
Original Greek word, now used in computer security to describe hidden or covered information (data). I need the original, exact meaning.
Paul Mansfield
stagnos - covered writing
Explanation:
For all non-Classics swots, Steganos is Ancient Greek for covered writing, a way of sending messages that are only readable by the recipient. The Greeks would shave the head of a slave, tattoo a message on his dome, let his hair grow back and send him off to a receiver, who would be ready with the clippers. No, really!

In a PC context, steganography is the art of hiding information by embedding a message in another, seemingly harmless message. It works by replacing redundant data in ordinary files (audio or graphics files are particularly suited). That's what Steganos does, though its functionality has grown over the years to encompass a number of other security features.

http://www.internet-magazine.com/reviews/security/steganos.a...

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Evert DELOOF-SYS
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stagnos - covered writing


Explanation:
For all non-Classics swots, Steganos is Ancient Greek for covered writing, a way of sending messages that are only readable by the recipient. The Greeks would shave the head of a slave, tattoo a message on his dome, let his hair grow back and send him off to a receiver, who would be ready with the clippers. No, really!

In a PC context, steganography is the art of hiding information by embedding a message in another, seemingly harmless message. It works by replacing redundant data in ordinary files (audio or graphics files are particularly suited). That's what Steganos does, though its functionality has grown over the years to encompass a number of other security features.

http://www.internet-magazine.com/reviews/security/steganos.a...



Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 03:55
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 4

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