Information Security using Cryptography and Image Steganography
G. Mallikharjuna Rao

G. Mallikharjuna Rao*, ECE department, Affiliated to Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. 

Manuscript received on May 25, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on June 29, 2020. | Manuscript published on July 30, 2020. | PP: 383-392 | Volume-9 Issue-2, July 2020. | Retrieval Number: B3534079220/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B3534.079220
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Abstract: Typically, hackers are ready to hack the confidential documents for their vested interests. The main challenge is to construct a secure relation between the secret message and image quality. To avoid dangerous illegal attacks by the third person, a scheme is proposed to have a combination of cryptography and image steganography techniques. This scheme will enable the security, secret message and image cannot be extracted. The International Data Encryption Algorithm (IDEA) cryptographic algorithms and Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) based steganography algorithm is chosen for the functionality. Cryptography is used to encrypt and decrypt the document. Steganography to hide document inside an image with increasing payload for the secure transmission of confidential data across the internet. In this paper we present a single application to hide the information by the sender, which is so important document and confidential in the form of files, it will be invisible to unauthorized person. The results of a suggested scheme with respect to PSNR of 90.06 dB with a payload of 52,400 bytes of information in an image.
Keywords: Data Hiding, cryptography, steganography, Image processing, DCT, IDEA.