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Robust Steganography based on Matching Pixel Locations

by Aminou Halidou, Youssoufa Mohamadou, Georges Delort Olle O.
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 168 - Number 12
Year of Publication: 2017
Authors: Aminou Halidou, Youssoufa Mohamadou, Georges Delort Olle O.

Aminou Halidou, Youssoufa Mohamadou, Georges Delort Olle O. . Robust Steganography based on Matching Pixel Locations. International Journal of Computer Applications. 168, 12 ( Jun 2017), 3-10. DOI=10.5120/ijca2017914252

@article{ 10.5120/ijca2017914252,
author = { Aminou Halidou, Youssoufa Mohamadou, Georges Delort Olle O. },
title = { Robust Steganography based on Matching Pixel Locations },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { Jun 2017 },
volume = { 168 },
number = { 12 },
month = { Jun },
year = { 2017 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 3-10 },
numpages = {9},
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doi = { 10.5120/ijca2017914252 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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%J International Journal of Computer Applications
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%D 2017
%I Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA

Steganography consist of concealing secret information in a cover object to be sent over a public communication channel. It allows two parties to share hidden information in a way that no intruder can detect the presence of hidden information. This paper presents a novel steganography approach based on pixel location matching of the same cover image. Here the information is not directly embedded within the cover image but a sequence of 4 bits of secret data is compared to the 4 most significant bits (4MSB) of the cover image pixels. The locations of the matching pixels are taken to substitute the 2 least significant bits (2LSB) of the cover image pixels. Since the data are not directly hidden in cover image, the proposed approach is more secure and difficult to break. Intruders cannot intercept it by using common LSB techniques.

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Steganography 4MSB 2LSB Matching Pixel Locations.