World’s Largest Steganography Application Hash Set – Free for LE

Backbone Security’s Steganography Analysis and Research Center (SARC) is pleased to announce the release of version 3.0 of SAFDB. With the fingerprints, or hash values, of every file artifact associated with 625 steganography applications, SAFDB is the world’s largest commercially available hash set exclusive to digital steganography and other information hiding applications. The database is used by federal, state and local law enforcement; intelligence community; and private sector computer forensic examiners to detect the presence or use of steganography and extract hidden information…Version 3.0 contains hash values for each file artifact associated with the 625 steganography applications computed with the CRC-32, MD-5, SHA-1, SHA-224, SHA-256, SHA-384, and SHA-512 algorithms.

A free extract of SAFDB with MD5 hashes only is available to qualifying law enforcement, government, and intelligence agency computer forensic examiners.

With the release of Version 3.0, Backbone is also pleased to announce the free extract of SAFDB is now available to computer forensic examiners in international law enforcement agencies. The extract is available in formats that can be imported into EnCase, FTK, HashKeeper, ILook, and ProDiscover.

For information on registering for access to the free MD5 extract of SAFDB v3.0, please visit

In addition to SAFDB, the SARC has also developed state-of-the-art steganalysis tools for detecting the presence or use of steganography and has developed the world’s first commercially available network security appliance capable of detecting artifacts and signatures of steganography in real-time.

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