This algorithm can hide messages in dance music

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This algorithm can hide messages in dance music

Post by Chuckt » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:35 pm

It encodes information by subtly varying the tempo
That means that StegIbiza could be a viable means of encoding information in music, and Szczypiorski suggests that software could be created both to code and decode music this way, with potential applications in security. ... picks=true
It's long been known that secret messages can be included in music through techniques such as backmasking, but now a Polish researcher has developed an entirely new approach.
StegIbiza is an algorithm for hiding information in a type of dance music known as Ibiza, which originates on the island by the same name in the western Mediterranean Sea.
StegIbiza: New Method for Information Hiding in Club Music

I'm not sure what value this could be to users except that bandwidth could be used for multiple things such as sending lyrics to a screen like Amazon's whisper notes. Being able to embed data along with video and audio could be used for closed captioning.

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Re: This algorithm can hide messages in dance music

Post by brad » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:41 pm

I was initially thinking they may have used it to mess with peoples subconscious like they have done in the past with video. I wonder how hard it would be for someone to detect the presence of these encoded messages if they had software such as Logic X Pro.

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