Estimating hidden message length in binary image embedded by using boundary pixels steganography

Chiew, Kang Leng & Pieprzyk, Josef (2010) Estimating hidden message length in binary image embedded by using boundary pixels steganography. In Proceedings of the ARES '10 International Conference on Availability, Reliability, and Security, IEEE, Krakow, Poland, pp. 683-688.

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In this paper, we propose a new steganalytic method to detect the message hidden in a black and white image using the steganographic technique developed by Liang, Wang and Zhang. Our detection method estimates the length of hidden message embedded in a binary image. Although the hidden message embedded is visually imperceptible, it changes some image statistic (such as inter-pixels correlation). Based on this observation, we first derive the 512 patterns histogram from the boundary pixels as the distinguishing statistic, then we compute the histogram difference to determine the changes of the 512 patterns histogram induced by the embedding operation. Finally we propose histogram quotient to estimate the length of the embedded message. Experimental results confirm that the proposed method can effectively and reliably detect the length of the embedded message.

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ID Code: 70157
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Steganalysis, Steganography, Data hiding, Binary image, Message length estimation, Histogram quotient
DOI: 10.1109/ARES.2010.65
ISBN: 9780769539652
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 00:55
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2014 03:31

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