Steganographically hiding secret messages in fake fingerprints


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/05/data-fingerprinting.html


#2

Another fine product of the Tyrell Corporation?


#3

Aha! So the secret message is… cvcnvvnc!


#4

A friend of mine used to joke that, if you had precise enough equipment, you could take any message, convert it into a very long number, insert a decimal point in front of that number, and encode the whole thing as a very precise notch on a stick carved that percentage of the way along the stick.


#5

Whenever I assassinate someone the fake fingerprints I plant when decoded read ‘Jason Bourne was here!’


#6

The hardcore spy hides the message by changing his own fingerprint with a laser.


#7

So my fingerprints contain the text of every book written and ever will be written, I just need to try different keys.

Neat.


#8

An infinite number of monkeys (or one immortal monkey, take your pick) thank(s) you for your service.


#9

Just, whatever you do, don’t use an infinite number of immortal monkeys.


#10

It was the best of times, it was the BLURST of times!


#11

J… A… S… O… N… B… O…U…R… What the?!


#12

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