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Orome1 writes: "A group of researchers from the Institute of Telecommunications of the Warsaw University of Technology have devised a way to send and receive messages hidden in the data packets used to represent silences during a Skype call. After learning that Skype transmits voice data in 130-byte packets and the silences in 70-byte packets, the researchers came upon the idea of using the latter to conceal the sending and receiving of additional messages."
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Hiding Secret Messages in Skype Silences

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The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.