A resource-efficient approach to steganography in mobile systems

Prabhat Dahal, Dongming Peng, Yaoqing Yang, Hamid Sharif

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Abstract

With rapid development in mobile devices with high quality image and video processing capabilities, it is desirable or necessary to implement steganography technology within such devices in some applications such as source authentication. In this paper, we propose a method of implementing information hiding within a video with less processing time and memory requirement. The message to be secretly communicated is hidden in the video by modifying blocks of Discrete Wavelet Transform coefficients of feature regions. We choose corners as specific features. The localizable capability of both corner detection algorithm and the Discrete Wavelet Transform makes it possible for the entire embedding method to be localized. This makes the entire process of steganography computationally faster and memory efficient. Our simulations show that the proposed method has a processing time that is up to 2.6 times more efficient, in average, than other traditional methods without incurring memory overhead.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages150-157
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781509003044
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 26 2016
Event12th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2016 - Paphos, Cyprus
Duration: Sep 5 2016Sep 9 2016

Publication series

Name2016 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2016

Other

Other12th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2016
CountryCyprus
CityPaphos
Period9/5/169/9/16

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Keywords

  • DWT
  • Feature
  • Information hiding
  • Mobile
  • Steganganography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Dahal, P., Peng, D., Yang, Y., & Sharif, H. (2016). A resource-efficient approach to steganography in mobile systems. In 2016 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2016 (pp. 150-157). [7577049] (2016 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IWCMC.2016.7577049