Title: Identification of steganography software based on register dependence

Authors: Dongning Zheng; Fenlin Liu; Chunfang Yang; Qian Zhang; Xiangyang Luo

Addresses: Zhengzhou Information Science and Technology Institute, Zhengzhou 450002, China. ' Zhengzhou Information Science and Technology Institute, Zhengzhou 450002, China. ' Zhengzhou Information Science and Technology Institute, Zhengzhou 450002, China. ' Zhengzhou Information Science and Technology Institute, Zhengzhou 450002, China. ' Zhengzhou Information Science and Technology Institute, Zhengzhou 450002, China

Abstract: This paper presents a register-dependence-based method to identify the steganography software. Because in binary executable programmes, the registers are the data store components in common use, the proposed method considers the data dependence relationships when accessing data stored in the registers. Based on these dependence relationships, the given programme is divided into many code modules whose instruction mnemonic sequences are used as templates to compute the matching degree between two code modules. Finally, the idea of bipartite graph matching is adopted to compute the matching degree of the given software to the known steganography software, which is used to identify the steganography software and their variants. Experimental results show that the proposed method can identify the known steganography software's variants effectively.

Keywords: steganography; steganographic software; register dependence; code division; bipartite graph matching; multimedia intelligence; security.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIS.2011.044764

International Journal of Multimedia Intelligence and Security, 2011 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.339 - 350

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 06 Jan 2012 *

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