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2013 ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA) (2013)
Ifrane, Morocco Morocco
May 27, 2013 to May 30, 2013
ISSN: 2161-5322
pp: 1-7
Muhammad Bilal , Department of Electrical Engineering, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
Sana Imtiaz , Department of Electrical Engineering, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
ABSTRACT
As the primary concern in conventional steganography techniques is to make the algorithm immune to steganalysis, their primary focus is on imperceptibility. This paper discusses Zero-steganography, an imperceptible and un-detectable data hiding technique that does not require any steganalysis. The proposed algorithm hides the data based on a relationship between characteristic matrix of the cover image, chaotic sequence and payload; however, no change is made to the cover image. The proposed algorithm is analyzed for robustness against three attacks — low-pass filtering, noise and JPEG compression. Our results show that the proposed algorithm is robust against these attacks with Bit Error Rate (BER) below 20% even for the highest attack intensities.
INDEX TERMS
Chaos, Payloads, Bit error rate, Discrete cosine transforms, Robustness, Noise, Educational institutions, Chaos based steganography, Steganography, Zero-steganography, Steganalysis, Imperceptibility
CITATION

M. Bilal and S. Imtiaz, "Zero-steganography using DCT and spatial domain," 2013 ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA), Ifrane, Morocco Morocco, 2013, pp. 1-7.
doi:10.1109/AICCSA.2013.6616431
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