Steganalytic methods for the detection of histogram shifting data-hiding schemes

Master thesis English OPEN
Lerch Hostalot, Daniel (2011)
  • Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
  • Subject: steganalysis, data hiding, histogram shifting, steganography
    acm: ComputingMethodologies_PATTERNRECOGNITION | ComputingMethodologies_IMAGEPROCESSINGANDCOMPUTERVISION

In this paper, some steganalytic techniques designed to detect the existence of hidden messages using histogram shifting methods are presented. Firstly, some techniques to identify specific methods of histogram shifting, based on visible marks on the histogram or abnormal statistical distributions are suggested. Then, we present a general technique capable of detecting all histogram shifting techniques analyzed. This technique is based on the effect of histogram shifting methods on the "volatility" of the histogram of differences and the study of its reduction whenever new data are hidden.
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