In this Internet age, nothing is really secure and one of the primary concerns of most of the users is data security. We are always trying to find new ways to secure our data, whether it’s just passwords or specific confidential messages where no one can really access it. Hiding messages it’s not a 21st-century concept. The concept of encrypting messages has been following it since ancient times using different methods. In this post, we will have a look at freeware SSuite Picsel Security which will help encrypt messages in images.
Encrypt messages in images
Picsel Security is a portable application that encrypts any and all plain text messages or text files. Well, don’t take this application lightly since it’s using a powerful encryption technique called Steganography. For those who aren’t familiar with this term, Steganography is a method of hiding a message within another file or an image. It’s a really interesting story who this method was first introduced.
A German cryptographer Johannes Trithemius published a three-volume book called Steganographia, which appeared as a book about magic, but was actually a written work dealing with Steganography at 1499. The concept of hiding messages in plain sight was first done in 440BC when Demaratus (King of Sparta) sent a warning about a forthcoming attack to Greece, by writing it directly on the wooden backing of a wax tablet, before applying its beeswax surface. Well enough with the history lesson, I just get too excited about these things.
The usage of the application is really simple. It’s a portable application, so we don’t need to install anything.
In order to encrypt your message, click on “Open Original Image” and select a picture of your choice. Then type the message you want and click on “Encrypt Image”. Once it’s encrypted click on “Save Image” to save the encrypted image.
Now to decrypt the image you need the original image. Open the Original image and click on Decrypt Image, it will ask you to select the saved encrypted image. Just select the image and it will display the hidden message.
SSuite Picsel Security free download
It’s a nice little application for serious users as well as for fun. You can download the application from here. Worked fine on Windows 10 too.
I hope you find this application useful. Here, download this attachment. I have an encrypted message for you. There is an encrypted image and included the key for decryption. Let me know what message you find in it. :)