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Tool and Usage

Project details

Programming language
Mikhail Mukovnikov
Latest release
No release found

Project health

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Why this tool?

DarkJPEG can help people to hide sensitive data in places where internet censorship is enforced. The service takes additional measures to even hide the fact that it has data embedded in the output file.

How it works

DarkJPEG uses SHA3 key generation with AES256 encryption. The images to store the data are called containers. One can choose to use a random container, which will use a random picture of Wikipedia. It is also possible to create a random image or use one of your own.

Background information

We noticed during the review that the last updates to this tool on GitHub were in 2014. So the development seems to be stalled and no new features may be expected.

The development of this tool looks to be stalled or stopped.

Usage and audience

DarkJPEG is commonly used for data hiding, privacy enhancement, or provide anonymity. Target users for this tool are general public.

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

DarkJPEG is under development by Mikhail Mukovnikov.


Supported operating systems

DarkJPEG is known to work on all platforms.

DarkJPEG alternatives

Similar tools to DarkJPEG:



Stegosuite is a free steganography tool written in Java. It can be used to hide information in image files with the BMP, GIF, JPG, and PNG format. The embedded data is encrypted using AES.



hBlock is a security tool to protect against advertisements, trackers, and malware. It does so by altering the /etc/hosts file and block bad or malicious hosts.



OpenStego is a free steganography solution to hide data in other files like images, or add a watermark to them.

All DarkJPEG alternatives

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Related tool information


This tool is categorized as a steganography tool.