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A steganography app for facebook

Supervisor

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Abstract

Steganography means hiding a hidden payload within an apparently-innocent cover, usually an item of digital media. Facebook is the ideal platform for the transmission of payload-carrying images, since images are so commonly uploaded and shared. And facebook does not permit encrypted communications between users, who might seek an alternative way to preserve their privacy. This project is to develop a steganography app for facebook, which allows messages to be sent and received inside pictures.

Prerequisites:

The only prerequisite is to understand how apps are developed on facebook. Be warned: the supervisor knows nothing of the facebook platform, and the student is largely on their own when it comes to the programming. The supervisor will simply give advice about what steganography functionality should be implemented.