How to spot the Russian spies in your company

The newspapers have been full of headlines about an alleged Russian spy ring after authorities swooped and arrested individuals in the United States.

The news has been reverberating internationally, with many in the British media focusing on one of those arrested – Russian glamourpuss and potential Bond-style villainess Anna Chapman, who helpfully left a number of comely pictures on her Facebook profile ready for the tabloids to scoop up.

One of the claims is that members of the spy ring exchanged information by hiding communications inside digital images – a technique known as steganography. A graphic image containing a message hidden using steganography isn’t something you’ll be able to spot with the…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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