images, malware and art

Posted on Oct 3, 2022

Steganography, the practice of concealing messages within other objects, be it a message or such, has been a field of study practiced for centuries. Taught early in on any graduate level information security course, its use isn’t as common as one would expect.

Lately there has been a huge surge in interest in the new field of AI generated art and images. Kicked off by the announcement and availability of DALL-E 2, there’s new ones being announced every other day.

News broke earlier today of the Witchetty group using a backdoor Trojan (Backdoor.Stegmap) hidden within a copy of a popular Windows 7 wallpaper image file to attack two government departemtns in the Middle East and an African nation’s stock exchange.

I want to see the something old paired with the something new to give us something unique. An offensive prompt store perhaps?