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An innovative information hiding technique utilizing cumulative peak histogram regions

An innovative information hiding technique utilizing cumulative peak histogram regions Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop an innovative information hiding algorithm. Design/methodology/approach – The proposed algorithm is based on image histogram statistics. Cumulative‐peak histogram regions are utilized to hide multiple bits of the secret message by performing histogram bin substitution. The embedding capacity, otherwise known as payload, and peak signal to noise ratio (PSNR), as well as security, are the main metrics used to evaluate the performance of the proposed algorithm. Findings – According to the obtained results, the proposed algorithm shows high embedding capacity and security at comparable PSNR compared with existing hiding information techniques. Originality/value – The simplicity, security, random distribution of embedding pixels, and on‐demand high capacity are the key advantages of the proposed approach. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Systems and Information Technology Emerald Publishing

An innovative information hiding technique utilizing cumulative peak histogram regions

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1328-7265
DOI
10.1108/13287261211279071
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop an innovative information hiding algorithm. Design/methodology/approach – The proposed algorithm is based on image histogram statistics. Cumulative‐peak histogram regions are utilized to hide multiple bits of the secret message by performing histogram bin substitution. The embedding capacity, otherwise known as payload, and peak signal to noise ratio (PSNR), as well as security, are the main metrics used to evaluate the performance of the proposed algorithm. Findings – According to the obtained results, the proposed algorithm shows high embedding capacity and security at comparable PSNR compared with existing hiding information techniques. Originality/value – The simplicity, security, random distribution of embedding pixels, and on‐demand high capacity are the key advantages of the proposed approach.

Journal

Journal of Systems and Information TechnologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 9, 2012

Keywords: Programming and algorithm theory; Information management; Data security; Data encapsulation; Steganography; Information hiding; Watermarking; Information security

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