A Secure Model for Hiding Multimedia Files within Two Cover Images
Najla Nazar1, R. Satheesh Kumar2, M.Rajeswari3, G. R. GnanaKing4
1Najla Nazar, PG Scholar, Sahrdaya College of Engineering and Technology, Thrissur, (Kerala), India.
2Dr. R. Satheesh Kumar, Associate Professor in CSE, Sahrdaya College of Engineering and Technology, Thrissur, (Kerala), India.
3Dr. M. Rajeswari, Associate Professor in CSE, Sahrdaya College of Engineering and Technology, Thrissur, (Kerala), India.
4Dr. G. R. Gnana King, Associate Professor in ECE, Sahrdaya College of Engineering and Technology, Thrissur, (Kerala), India.
Manuscript received on 24 January 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 30 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 January 2019 | PP: 406-409 | Volume-7 Issue-6, March 2019 | Retrieval Number: E1927017519©BEIESP
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Abstract: Steganography, technology of information hiding that allows people to communicate secretly, in which actual data will be kept hidden inside the cover object. This paper deals with multimedia hiding system in which secret multimedia file is kept hidden in dual cover images. The proposed model takes the secret multimedia file and divided it among two cover images of same dimensions and size. The multimedia files are considered as a continuous byte and then it is vertically split into two halves, in which one half is the most significant half bytes, and the other half is the least significant half bytes. Then the two halves are embedded inside the two cover images using a four bit least significant replacement technique. To avoid capture of stego images by an attacker, it is expected to sent stego images separately through different channels. The secret multimedia file can be extracted by combining least significant half bytes of two stego images. The recovered secret multimedia file is similar in structure and content with original hidden multimedia file.
Keywords: Steganography; Multimedia file; Dual hiding; Cover image; Vertical splitting; Stego image.
Scope of the Article: Image Security