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RE[7]: Comment by robojerk
by Nth_Man on Sat 15th Jan 2011 17:44 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by robojerk"
Nth_Man
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2010-05-16

What I'm saying is businesses and governments wouldn't have e-mail traffic going from workstations to the internet. They'd have that traffic going to and from the exchange server.

I repeat again, the example of "steganography" in emails was to show that you can send encrypted data through standard ports, through standard protocols. So that quote in the prior discussion
Because anything on a non-standard port or even (and depending on the port) using a non-standard protocol on a standardised port would be firewalled. "

does not apply.

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RE[8]: Comment by robojerk
by Laurence on Sat 15th Jan 2011 23:43 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by robojerk"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I got your point, but what I'm trying to say is very little network traffic directly leaves workstations.

While I agree that there theoretically could be steganographical information encoded into standard network traffic, I think the chances are slim. Particularly as the only reliable communications protocol (in terms of likelihood to be usable on the widest variety of instillations) would be HTTP.

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