Uninformed: Informative Information for the Uninformed

Vol 8» 2007.Sep

Context Terminology

The disciplines of steganography and data networking share some common terminology which have different meanings relative to each discipline. This paper discusses research that lies within the realm of both disciplines, and as such will use terms that may be confusing when taken out of context. The following terms are defined here and used consistently without to prevent confusion when interpreting the content of this paper.

Packet - Used in the data networking sense; A data packet which is routed through a network, such as an IP/UDP/RTP packet.
Message - Used in the steganography sense; Data to be hidden or retrieved.