[Tutor] binary, ascii, steganography

Hugo Arts hugo.yoshi at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 10:55:35 CET 2011

On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 8:33 AM, jaco erasmus <jakesunplugged at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi there, list
> The other day I got bored at work and decided to give this programming thing
> a try, since Rick Romero said it's becoming all the rage these days.
> Eventually, I want to end up writing a steganography program, but for now I
> am still an idiot playing around with text files, substituting letters in a
> text file with letters from my secret message.  Not really all that
> impressive, but you've got to start somewhere, right?
> Here's where I become a tech idiot:
> Eventually, I want to hide messages in photos by changing the value of
> pixels in the photos, and then compare the two to each other.  The I suppose
> I'll take the resulting 1's and 0's and, somehow, change them into binary or
> something so that I can eventually magically make them letters.  How do I do
> that?
> Baby steps, first, though.  For the moment, I just want to compare 2 text
> files, have similar letters give me 0 and different letters give me 1.  I
> want to take those and turn them into letters.  How would I do that?
> Thanks in advance.
> Jakes

If you had some code to show us, anything at all, we'd be able to help
you much more effectively. What have you tried?

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