Title: Edustega: an Education-Centric Steganography methodology

Authors: Abdelrahman Desoky

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

Abstract: This paper presents a novel Education-Centric Steganography Methodology (Edustega) that takes advantages of such text to conceal data. Edustega is based on Nostega paradigm, which implies that it neither hides data in a noise (errors) nor produces noise. Such materials, e.g., questions, answers, exams, examples, puzzles, competitions, etc., have an adequate room for concealing data where the observed bitrate by the experimental results of the current implementation is superior to all contemporary linguistic steganography approaches. Edustega can be applied to all languages. The presented implementation, validation, and experimental results confirmed that Edustega methodology is capable of achieving the steganographical goal.

Keywords: linguistic steganograpy; information security; data hiding; languages.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSN.2011.043653

International Journal of Security and Networks, 2011 Vol.6 No.2/3, pp.153 - 173

Received: 23 Nov 2010
Accepted: 26 Apr 2011

Published online: 11 Nov 2011 *

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