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Porn, Steganography & Al Qaeda = Bad News May 2, 2012

Posted by Chris Mark in InfoSec & Privacy, Risk & Risk Management, terrorism.
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“Believe half of what you see and nothing that you hear”…Benjamin Franklin

Recently it was disclosed that German cryptographers had managed to decipher plans taken from an Al Qaeda operator who had a memory card confiscated.  According to the story: “On May 16 last year, a 22-year-old Austrian named Maqsood Lodin was being questioned by police in Berlin. He had recently returned from Pakistan via Budapest, Hungary, and then traveled overland to Germany. His interrogators were surprised to find that hidden in his underpants were a digital storage device and memory cards.  Buried inside them was a pornographic video called “Kick Ass” — and a file marked “Sexy Tanja.” “  As stated on Gary Kessler’s website: (more…)

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