Title: A novel steganographic methodology for high capacity data hiding in executable files

Authors: Rajesh Kumar Tiwari, G. Sahoo

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, GLNA Institute of Technology, Mathura-281406, UP, India. ' Department of Information Technology, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India

Abstract: The prevalence of multimedia data in our digital world exposes a new opportunity for communication using steganographic mediums and new steganographic cover mediums for data hiding are constantly being proposed from classical image file, mp3, mp4, text, html and executable files. Most of the previous works on executable file were consequently done at the source code or compilation level and stores only a small amount of secret data. In this work, we present and analyse a novel methodology that illustrates how we can store a large amount of secret data in executable files. For implementing our proposed methodologies we use Microsoft platform for the illustration purpose only.

Keywords: steganography; binary file format; stego-objects; cover medium; stego-keys; data hiding; executable files; multimedia data; data security.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITST.2011.039779

International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, 2011 Vol.3 No.2, pp.210 - 222

Available online: 19 Apr 2011 *

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