A Novel Data Hiding Framework Using Switching Threshold Mechanism
Saurabh Agrawal1, J. S. Yadav2, Ravindranath C. Cherukuri3
1Saurabh Agrawal, EC Department, MANIT, Bhopal, India.
2Dr. J. S. Yadav, EC Department, MANIT, Bhopal, India.
3Dr. Ravindranath C. C, EE Department, Gyan Ganga Institute of Technology and Management, Bhopal, India.
Manuscript received on May 12, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on June 19, 2013. | Manuscript published on June 30, 2013. | PP: 233-237 | Volume-2, Issue-5, June 2013. | Retrieval Number: E1772062513/2013©BEIESP

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Abstract: In the current digital era, the rapid escalations in digital multimedia and network have paved ways for people around to acquire, utilize and share multimedia information. In this paper, we introduce a novel algorithm for hiding significant amount of data while preserving the image artifacts. The algorithm uses image details and identifies the good locations for hiding using a discriminative filter. This principle enhances the immunity of the proposed system against stego detection algorithms and preserves the first order statistics of the image. In addition, the proposed algorithm could retrieve the embedded information without the prior information of the original cover. The simulation analysis would show that the proposed method offers higher immunity to stego detection algorithms and preserve the first order statistics of the image.
Keywords: Information security and assurance, Discriminative filter, Switching mechanism, and Steganography, Secured communication.