A Novel Approach for Steganography App in Android OS

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    Abstract

    The process of hiding information in a scientific and artistic way is known as Steganography. The information hidden cannot be easily retrieved or accessed and is unidentifiable. In this research, some of the existing methods for image steganography has been explained. These are LSB (Least Significant Bits) substitution method, DCT (Discrete Cosine Transform) and DWT (Discrete Wavelet Transform). A comparative analysis of these techniques depicted that LSB is the easiest and most efficient way of hiding information. But this technique can be easily attacked and targeted by attackers as it changes the image resolution. Using LSB technique an application was created for image steganography because it hides the secret message in binary coding. To overcome this problem a RSA algorithm was used in the least significant bits of pixels of image. Additionally, a QR code was generated in the encryption process to make it more secure and allow the quality of the image to remain as intact, as it was before the encryption. PNG and JPEG formats were used as the cover image in the app and findings also indicated the data was fully recovered.

    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIntelligent Systems Design and Applications - 17th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications ISDA 2017
    EditorsAbraham A, Gandhi N, Muhuri PK, Muda AK
    Place of PublicationGermany
    PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
    Pages442-450
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)9783319763477
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018
    Event17th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications, ISDA 2017 - Delhi, India
    Duration: 14 Dec 201716 Dec 2017

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
    Volume736
    ISSN (Print)2194-5357

    Conference

    Conference17th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications, ISDA 2017
    CountryIndia
    CityDelhi
    Period14/12/1716/12/17

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    Steganography
    Application programs
    Cryptography
    Discrete cosine transforms
    Discrete wavelet transforms
    Image resolution
    Substitution reactions
    Pixels
    Android (operating system)

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    Gurung, K., Azam, S., Shanmugam, B., Kannoorpatti, K., Jonkman, M., & Balasubramaniam, A. (2018). A Novel Approach for Steganography App in Android OS. In A. A, G. N, M. PK, & M. AK (Eds.), Intelligent Systems Design and Applications - 17th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications ISDA 2017 (pp. 442-450). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 736). Germany: Springer-Verlag London Ltd.. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-76348-4_43
    Gurung, Kushal ; Azam, Sami ; Shanmugam, Bharanidharan ; Kannoorpatti, Krishnan ; Jonkman, Mirjam ; Balasubramaniam, Arasu. / A Novel Approach for Steganography App in Android OS. Intelligent Systems Design and Applications - 17th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications ISDA 2017. editor / Abraham A ; Gandhi N ; Muhuri PK ; Muda AK. Germany : Springer-Verlag London Ltd., 2018. pp. 442-450 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing).
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    Gurung, K, Azam, S, Shanmugam, B, Kannoorpatti, K, Jonkman, M & Balasubramaniam, A 2018, A Novel Approach for Steganography App in Android OS. in A A, G N, M PK & M AK (eds), Intelligent Systems Design and Applications - 17th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications ISDA 2017. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 736, Springer-Verlag London Ltd., Germany, pp. 442-450, 17th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications, ISDA 2017, Delhi, India, 14/12/17. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-76348-4_43

    A Novel Approach for Steganography App in Android OS. / Gurung, Kushal; Azam, Sami; Shanmugam, Bharanidharan; Kannoorpatti, Krishnan; Jonkman, Mirjam; Balasubramaniam, Arasu.

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    Gurung K, Azam S, Shanmugam B, Kannoorpatti K, Jonkman M, Balasubramaniam A. A Novel Approach for Steganography App in Android OS. In A A, N G, PK M, AK M, editors, Intelligent Systems Design and Applications - 17th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications ISDA 2017. Germany: Springer-Verlag London Ltd.2018. p. 442-450. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-76348-4_43