Does Symantec Scan Engine 5.2 support files generated using Steganography

Article:TECH176723  |  Created: 2011-12-12  |  Updated: 2011-12-12  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH176723
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



Does Symantec Scan Engine 5.2 support files that were generated using Steganography, an example being "OpenStego"?


Solution



No, Symantec Scan Engine 5.2 is not able to decomposer files such as image files that have embedded files inside of them that were put there via steganography.  Steganography is a form of encryption, Symantec Scan Engine will not know what algorithm was used to embed the hidden file inside of top level primary file and therefore Scan Engine will not be able to extract these files. 




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