How to hide data in audio files (like Mr. Robot)

This tutorial will show you step by step how to hide data (e.g., documents, photos, videos, audio, etc.) in audio files using DeepSound – a free steganography program.

Just like the hacker Elliot did in the tv series Mr.Robot.

And this tutorial will also show you how to extract your secret data from audio files.

But first:

DeepSound is a free steganography tool and audio converter that hides secret data into audio files.

This software also enables you to extract secret files directly from audio files or audio CD tracks.

DeepSound also supports encrypting (password protecting) secret files using AES-256 – which is a strong encryption algorithm.

You can download DeepSound here (Windows XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8 and 10).

And now:

Hide data in audio files using DeepSound

1. Open DeepSound.

2. Click Open carrier files.

3. Go to the location on your computer where the song is stored you want to use to hide your secret data in.

4. Select the audio file and then click Open.

5. Click Add secret files.

6. Go to the location on your computer where your secret data (files/folders) is stored you want to hide in your audio file.

7. Select the files or folders and then click Open.

Note: You can only hide a certain amount of data in a audio file. To view how much file size you can hide in a audio file, click on the audio file and look at Free space for secret files. If you have more data to hide, then you will need to hide the rest of your files in another audio file.

8. Click Encode secret files.

9. Check Encrypt secret files (AES-256).

10. Type your password twice.

11. Click Encode secret files.

DeepSound will now encrypt and hide your data in your audio file(s).

Extract data from audio files using DeepSound

1. Open DeepSound.

2. Click Open carrier files.

3. Go to the location on your computer where the audio file(s) is stored with the hidden and encrypted data inside.

4. Select the audio file(s) and then click Open.

5. Type your password and then click OK.

6. Click Extract secret files.

DeepSound will now extract and decrypt your hidden files.


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References:

EasyTechGuides

WonderHowTo

IMDb: Mr. Robot

Wikipedia: Steganography

AES encryption