Identifying steganographic payload location in binary image

Leng Chiew, Kang & Pieprzyk, Josef (2010) Identifying steganographic payload location in binary image. Lecture Notes in Computer Science : Advances in Multimedia Information Processing - PCM 2010, 6297, pp. 590-600.

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a steganalysis method that is able to identify the locations of stego bearing pixels in the binary image. In order to do that, our proposed method will calculate the residual between a given stego image and its estimated cover image. After that, we will compute the local entropy difference between these two versions of images as well. Finally, we will compute the mean of residual and mean of local entropy difference across multiple stego images. From these two means, the locations of stego bearing pixels can be identified. The presented empirical results demonstrate that our proposed method can identify the stego bearing locations of near perfect accuracy when sufficient stego images are supplied. Hence, our proposed method can be used to reveal which pixels in the binary image have been used to carry the secret message.

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ID Code: 70117
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: 11th Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, Shanghai, China, September 21-24, 2010, Proceedings, Part I
Keywords: Steganography, Steganalysis, Information hiding, Locating payload, Stego bearing pixel
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15702-8_54
ISSN: 0302-9743
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Deposited On: 14 Apr 2014 00:25
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2014 02:26

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