Counterfeiting attacks on block-wise dependent fragile watermarking schemes

Nyeem, Hussain, Boles, Wageeh, & Boyd, Colin (2013) Counterfeiting attacks on block-wise dependent fragile watermarking schemes. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks, ACM Press and Digital Library, Aksaray, Turkey.

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In this paper, we present three counterfeiting attacks on the block-wise dependent fragile watermarking schemes. We consider vulnerabilities such as the exploitation of a weak correlation among block-wise dependent watermarks to modify valid watermarked %(medical or other digital) images, where they could still be verified as authentic, though they are actually not. Experimental results successfully demonstrate the practicability and consequences of the proposed attacks for some relevant schemes. The development of the proposed attack models can be used as a means to systematically examine the security levels of similar watermarking schemes.

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ID Code: 61901
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Authentication, Counterfeiting Attack, Fragile Watermark, Digital Watermarking
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Image Processing (080106)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the author
Deposited On: 19 Aug 2013 22:50
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2014 01:18

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