Keeping on the ‘cloak and dagger’ subject like the self destructing message tip I wrote about not too long ago, I came across this article which explains how you can ‘hide’ data inside of another file using file streams.
In the walk through, the author uses a text file as an example of how you can embed ‘invisible’ text within the file. While the text is not actually embedded, rather placed in an alternate file stream, for all intents and purposes it is not immediately visible to the end user… you have to know the stream is there it access it.
While I really cannot see any practical use for this either since if you were to send the file which has the hidden text in it, the alternate streams would not be transferred. Nevertheless, this is a pretty neat trick to hide stuff if you share a computer with others.
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