Delving into the methods of coverless image steganography

Koi Yee Ng, Simying Ong, Koksheik Wong

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    Abstract

    Conventional cover-based image steganography methods embed secret information by modifying the original state of a cover image. This type of algorithm leaves a trace of changes on output stego image and eventually leads to successful detection by common steganalysis tools. As a solution, a coverless image steganographic method is proposed, where no cover image is required for embedding secret information. In this paper, the conventional coverless image steganography methods are first reviewed and categorized into constructive and nonconstructive-based methods. Next, these methods are summarized and analyzed, followed by a discussion about their advantages and drawbacks. Finally, the performances of the proposed methods are discussed using the common steganography evaluation metrics, including resistance to attack, embedding capacity, and perceptual image quality.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2019 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA ASC 2019)
    EditorsTatsuya Kawahara, Jiangyan Yi
    Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
    PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Pages1763-1772
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9781728132488
    ISBN (Print)9781728132495
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    EventAnnual Summit and Conference of the Asia-Pacific-Signal-and-Information-Processing-Association (APSIPA) 2019 - Lanzhou, China
    Duration: 18 Nov 201921 Nov 2019
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/8989870/proceeding (Proceedings)
    https://signalprocessingsociety.org/blog/apsipa-asc-2019-2019-asia-pacific-signal-and-information-processing-association-annual-summit (Website)

    Publication series

    Name2019 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA ASC 2019
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
    ISSN (Print)2640-009X
    ISSN (Electronic)2640-0103

    Conference

    ConferenceAnnual Summit and Conference of the Asia-Pacific-Signal-and-Information-Processing-Association (APSIPA) 2019
    Abbreviated titleAPSIPA ASC 2019
    CountryChina
    CityLanzhou
    Period18/11/1921/11/19
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Carrier-less
    • Constructive
    • Image synthesis
    • Stego image

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