I’ve been playing with python again. This weekend I remembered a neat project I’d seen a talk on https://github.com/TryCatchHCF/Cloakify and played with it.

Cloakify is a really cool steganography program written in python that lets you convert information into text lists so that it can be exfiltrated in plain sight, say from a remote server.

I fixed one small issue with it and right now I’m in the process of converting it to Python3, now with more snek! I can cloak/decloak files using the star trek cipher but not the others just yet.

Turns out the error I was getting: “‘charmap’ codec can’t encode characters in position 3-4: character maps to ” was because the windows console not python. A quick search (and up-boat) on stack overflow revealed that the answer was to run this in the command line “chcp 65001”. That did the trick and I was able to get it converted to python3.

I’ll be uploading the python3 version to github shortly.