Title: A novel technique for JPEG image steganography and its performance evaluation

Authors: Velagalapalli Lokeswara Reddy; Arige Subramanyam; Pakanati Chenna Reddy

Addresses: Department of CSE, K.S.R.M. College of Engineering, Kadapa, Y.S.R. District, Andhra Pradesh 516003, India ' Department of CSE, AITS, Rajampet, Y.S.R. District, Andhra Pradesh 516115, India ' Department of CSE, JNTUCE, Pulivendula, Y.S.R. District, Andhra Pradesh 516390, India

Abstract: Steganography is the art and science of hiding information. The success of the internet facilitates communication of people, but also enables illegal users to access data transmitted on the internet. Todays internet users are facing problems with data thieves and hackers. So, there is a strong need to design a system that enables the internet users to exchange their secret and private information safely across the web. Steganography is a tool which hides the data in other kinds of data, so that no one can suspect that some sensitive data are being transferred. In this paper, a new application for image steganography has been developed. It hides files in a joint photographic experts group (JPEG) image. This paper describes the methods used by the application and its performance evaluation for various JPEG images.

Keywords: image steganography; cryptography; partial decoding; rotatocrypt; encryption; decryption; JPEG images; performance evaluation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAMC.2014.060494

International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication, 2014 Vol.5 No.2/3, pp.211 - 224

Available online: 17 Apr 2014 *

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