Title: Efficient performance analysis of data hiding technique for enhancement of information security, robustness and perceptibility

Authors: Sunil K. Moon; Rajeshree D. Raut

Addresses: E&TC Department, PICT, Pune, India ' ECE Department, RCOEM, Nagpur India

Abstract: For any type of steganography there is always a trade-off between information hiding capacity and security. In this paper we have proposed a new video steganography technique using forensic detection to improve information security and hiding capacity. For hiding secret data into the selected frames of video and audio, we have used general modified EMD algorithm for image steganography and speared spectrum algorithm for audio steganography and it is found to be excellent in terms of hiding capacity and security. Further at receiver end we have retrieved a secret data from the video and analyse the key security parameters to increase the data security. Our new approach efficiently hides large data and produces more security. We have tested our results through a number of simulations on gray as well as colour images and found the proposed algorithm to be better than any other existing technique.

Keywords: attacks; correlation; video steganography; information security; data hiding; performance evaluation; robustness; perceptibility; forensic detection; speared spectrum algorithm; image steganography; audio steganography; EMD algorithm; exploiting modification direction; data security; simulation; grey images; colour images.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESDF.2015.072175

International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, 2015 Vol.7 No.4, pp.305 - 329

Received: 24 Oct 2014
Accepted: 23 Mar 2015

Published online: 02 Oct 2015 *

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