Blind steganalysis : a countermeasure for binary image steganography

Chiew, Kang Leng & Pieprzyk, Josef (2010) Blind steganalysis : a countermeasure for binary image steganography. In Proceedings of the ARES '10 International Conference on Availability, Reliability, and Security, IEEE, Krakow, Poland, pp. 653-658.

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In this paper, we propose a new blind steganalytic method to detect the presence of secret messages embedded in black and white images using the steganographic techniques. We start by extracting several sets of matrix, such as run length matrix, gap length matrix and pixel difference. We also apply characteristic function on these matrices to enhance their discriminative capabilities. Then we calculate the statistics which include mean, variance, kurtosis and skewness to form our feature sets. The presented empirical works demonstrate our proposed method can effectively detect three different types of steganography. This proves the universality of our proposed method as a blind steganalysis. In addition, the experimental results show our proposed method is capable of detecting small amount of the embedded message.

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ID Code: 70156
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Blind steganalysis, Steganography, Gray level gap length, Run length, Pixel difference
DOI: 10.1109/ARES.2010.66
ISBN: 9781424458790
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 IEEE
Deposited On: 15 Apr 2014 00:41
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2014 03:24

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