./security/snow, Whitespace steganography program

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 20060213nb1, Package name: snow-20060213nb1, Maintainer: agc

Whitespace steganography

The program snow is used to conceal messages in ASCII text by
appending whitespace to the end of lines. Because spaces and tabs are
generally not visible in text viewers, the message is effectively
hidden from casual observers. And if the built-in encryption is used,
the message cannot be read even if it is detected.

What's in a name?

snow exploits the steganographic nature of whitespace. Locating
trailing whitespace in text is like finding a polar bear in a
snowstorm (which, by the way, explains the logo). And it uses the ICE
encryption algorithm, so the name is thematically consistent.


Master sites:

SHA1: 36bab642862630761a98a48d35b1582548272758
RMD160: b3fe3a274f1f10411eb948d1662907627c2b76c2
Filesize: 11.898 KB

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   2015-11-04 02:18:12 by Alistair G. Crooks | Files touched by this commit (434)
Log message:
Add SHA512 digests for distfiles for security category

Problems found locating distfiles:
	Package f-prot-antivirus6-fs-bin: missing distfile fp-NetBSD.x86.32-fs-6.2.3.tar.gz
	Package f-prot-antivirus6-ws-bin: missing distfile fp-NetBSD.x86.32-ws-6.2.3.tar.gz
	Package libidea: missing distfile libidea-0.8.2b.tar.gz
	Package openssh: missing distfile openssh-7.1p1-hpn-20150822.diff.bz2
	Package uvscan: missing distfile vlp4510e.tar.Z

Otherwise, existing SHA1 digests verified and found to be the same on
the machine holding the existing distfiles (morden).  All existing
SHA1 digests retained for now as an audit trail.
   2012-10-23 20:17:02 by Aleksej Saushev | Files touched by this commit (368)
Log message:
Drop superfluous PKG_DESTDIR_SUPPORT, "user-destdir" is default these days.
   2012-09-16 20:02:55 by Aleksey Cheusov | Files touched by this commit (3)
Log message:
CONFLICTS with STk-[0-9]*; ++pkgrevision
Set LICENSE
Fix pkglint warnings
   2007-10-29 10:57:28 by Alistair G. Crooks | Files touched by this commit (4) | Imported package
Log message:
Initial import of snow-20060213 into the Packages Collection.

	Whitespace steganography	 	    	  	      	    	   
										      
	The program snow is used to conceal messages in ASCII text by      	    
	appending whitespace to the end of lines.  Because spaces and tabs are    
	generally not visible in text viewers, the message is effectively 
	hidden from casual observers.  And if the built-in encryption is used,	  
	the message cannot be read even if it is detected.  	 		

	What's in a name?

	snow exploits the steganographic nature of whitespace.  Locating
	trailing whitespace in text is like finding a polar bear in a
	snowstorm (which, by the way, explains the logo).  And it uses the ICE
	encryption algorithm, so the name is thematically consistent.