A blind steganography method based on histograms on video files
Authors: Cetin, O; Akar, F; Ozcerit, A T; Cakiroglu, M; Bayilmis, C
Source: Imaging Science Journal, The, Volume 60, Number 2, April 2012 , pp. 75-82(8)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Several techniques of data embedding and data hiding have been proposed and developed especially during the last two decades due to continually increasing needs of secure communication. Still image, audio and video files are the most promising digital mediums for steganography applications. However, video files have a vast potential for embedding secret data compared to other alternatives in terms of storage size. Selecting the most appropriate pixels is of great importance in the procedure of embedding secret data into video files. Unsuccessful pixel selection can trigger some negative spatial and/or temporal awareness, which eventually causes an ineffective data embedding process. In this paper, we have proposed and developed an effective blind steganography method, which uses an appropriate pixel selection mechanism, based on histogram techniques. The method we have proposed proves its success by means of perceptibility of the secret data in both spatial and temporal domains.
Document Type: Original Article
Publication date: 2012-04-01