Backbone Security has announced the release of Version 3.6 of their Steganography Application Fingerprint Database (SAFDB) which now contains more than 850 steganography applications. Developed in Backbone’s Steganography Analysis and Research Center (SARC), SAFDB is the world’s largest commercially available hash set exclusive to digital steganography applications…The database is widely used by US and international government and law enforcement agencies; the intelligence community; and private sector digital forensic examiners and network security professionals to detect digital steganography applications on seized digital media or in the inbound or outbound network traffic stream.
Discovery of a steganography application during a digital forensics examination is a strong indication the application has been, or will be, used to conceal evidence of criminal activity. Detecting a steganography application in the inbound network traffic stream is a strong indication an insider will use the application to steal sensitive information.
SAFDB is an integral part of the Steganography Analyzer Artifact Scanner, or StegAlyzerAS, a digital forensics application, and the Steganography Analyzer Real-Time Scanner (StegAlyzerRTS), a network security appliance that detects the presence or use of steganography in real-time in the network traffic stream.
Existing customers may download updated versions of StegAlyzerAS and StegAlyzerRTS that contains SAFDB V3.6 by logging into their account on the SARC website.