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Stegnography using 12 Square Cipher Algorithm

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
Amina Qazi, Asha Ghodake, Rupali Patil

Amina Qazi, Asha Ghodake and Rupali Patil. Stegnography using 12 Square Cipher Algorithm. International Journal of Computer Applications 162(7):10-14, March 2017. BibTeX

	author = {Amina Qazi and Asha Ghodake and Rupali Patil},
	title = {Stegnography using 12 Square Cipher Algorithm},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {March 2017},
	volume = {162},
	number = {7},
	month = {Mar},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {10-14},
	numpages = {5},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017913378},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Stegnography is the process of hiding one file inside another such that others can neither identify the meaning of the embedded object, nor even recognize its existence. Current trends favour using digital image files as the cover file to hide another digital file that contains the message or information. One of the most common methods of implementation is Least Significant Bit Insertion. This paper is an attempt to introduce an algorithm which uses LSB Stegnography as the basis and randomly disperses the secret message over the entire image to ensure that the message cannot be obtained easily from the image.


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Stegnography, Digital Images, Data hiding, LSB insertion