mic_888 · Feb 2, 2011 at 03:00 am

Send Secret Messages With StegDroid Alpha

There are some interesting Android apps out there, and XDA forum member fredley‘s app is no exception.

The XDA member is working on Stegdroid Alpha, an app for his final year dissertation. The app performs Echo Steganography on wave files and uses this to encode short text messages in an audio file, then share it.

Essentially, Stegdroid records a file form the microphone and embeds a secret message into it. The file can then be sent to someone else, and if the receiving party also has the same application, they can extract the secret message from the audio file. The dev states that anyone listening to the audio file wouldn’t be able to tell that it’s got a message hidden in it, as the difference is hard to distinguish with the human ear.

The dev is also looking for some constructive feedback from testers, so for the QR code to download the app, head on over to the application thread.


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mic_888 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I've been around XDA since 2007 when I bought the HTC Touch, well things have moved on a lot since then, and I've tried my hand at developing for WM and Android (still learning), but wanted to contribute more by becoming a News Writer for XDA. I write mainly Android articles, and some Windows Mobile. We're always sifting through the masses of threads for front page news, but do let me or the other guys know if you think anything is newsworthy including any breaking news!
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