Title: Information hiding mechanism based on QR code and information sharing algorithm

Authors: Xiaohui Cheng; Tong Niu; Yu Wang

Addresses: Guangxi Key Laboratory of Embedded Technology and Intelligent System, Jiangan Road No. 12, Guilin, 541004, China; College of Information Science and Engineering, Guilin University of Technology, Guilin, 541000, China ' College of Information Science and Engineering, Guilin University of Technology, Guilin, 541000, China ' College of Information Science and Engineering, Guilin University of Technology, Guilin, 541000, China

Abstract: With the rapid development of internet technology, information security is receiving more and more attention. In order to solve the problems of information leakage and information tampering during the transmission of information, an information hiding mechanism based on QR code is proposed. This mechanism uses the error correction mechanism of the QR code to hide secret information, and then splits and transmits it through a secret sharing algorithm. Experiments show that the proposed information hiding mechanism can effectively hide secret information, and has strong security and robustness. The proposed information hiding mechanism has the characteristics of high flexibility and anti-theft, and can be applied to the actual information transmission process.

Keywords: QR code; information security; secret sharing; information hiding.

DOI: 10.1504/IJES.2021.10031787

International Journal of Embedded Systems, 2021 Vol.14 No.1, pp.1 - 8

Received: 22 Feb 2020
Accepted: 18 Mar 2020

Published online: 22 Dec 2020 *

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