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Security Building at the Line of Control for Image Stego

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International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2010 by IJCA Journal
Number 5 - Article 8
Year of Publication: 2010
Authors:
Rengarajan
Amirtharajan
Benita Bose
Sasidhar Imadabathuni
John Bosco
Balaguru Rayappan
10.5120/1671-2252

Rengarajan, Amirtharajan, Benita Bose, Sasidhar Imadabathuni, John Bosco and Balaguru Rayappan. Article:Security Building at the Line of Control for Image Stego. International Journal of Computer Applications 12(5):46–53, December 2010. Published By Foundation of Computer Science. BibTeX

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	author = {Rengarajan and Amirtharajan and Benita Bose and Sasidhar Imadabathuni and John Bosco and Balaguru Rayappan},
	title = {Article:Security Building at the Line of Control for Image Stego},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2010},
	volume = {12},
	number = {5},
	pages = {46--53},
	month = {December},
	note = {Published By Foundation of Computer Science}
}

Abstract

Security has virtually become an indispensable non-functional requirement for any technology that deals with data. Traditional methods of imparting security using encryption have given away themselves long ago to cryptanalytic ventures. A different method of secure data transfer without revealing the mere existence of secret, called Steganography is a promising technique to ensure security. This technique camouflages secret data into a casual cover image, without affecting its visually perceived quality. This paper proposes a novel technique, which is a hybrid of cryptography, edge detection and steganography. By differentially embedding secret data into edges and smooth pixels of cover image, so that edge pixels and smooth pixels have data with different encryptions, the cryptic effect can be boosted to a greater limit, making the unauthorized extraction of secret data impossible.

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