A modified image steganographic method based on chaotic text encryption using lifting wavelet transform Online publication date: Tue, 12-Oct-2021
by K. Sheela Sobana Rani; M. Yuvaraju; V. Sathya; R. Lavanya; R. Gayathri
Electronic Government, an International Journal (EG), Vol. 17, No. 4, 2021
Abstract: Steganography is an art of concealing text into cover image over a covert channel, enabling covert communication. In this paper, a modified steganographic approach using lifting wavelet transform (LWT) is proposed. The key for encrypting the text are generated randomly using chaotic maps. The concept of confusion and diffusion is applied using one of the widely used dynamic systems namely Lorenz, Chen and Lu. By applying chaos strategy effectively in secret communication, the strength of the anticipated algorithm is improved to a significant level. The encrypted text can be concealed into the cover image using adaptive least significant bit (ALSB) algorithm. The stego image obtained at the end of data embedding process undergoes few security statistical analyses such as peak signal to noise ratio (PSNR), mean square error (MSE), elapsed time and correlation calculations. With the significant knowledge of above parameters, it is observed that the suggested methodology proves to have advantages over existing ones, providing higher level of security against some existing attacks.
Online publication date: Tue, 12-Oct-2021
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