A Data Hiding Scheme via Reduced Difference Expansion to Improve the Stego Quality

Jeems Terri Agustinus, Muhammad Meftah Mafazy, Thoha Ikhwanul Haq, Ntivuguruzwa Jean De La Croix, Tohari Ahmad

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Abstract

Protecting secret data has assumed heightened significance within network security, owing to challenges associated with breaches of network usage policies and unauthorized access to public networks. Various data protection methodologies, including steganography, have been developed in response to these issues. Steganography focuses on securely transmitting secret messages over public networks by concealing them within digital files. A primary challenge of steganography lies in minimizing the distortion of the stego image during the embedding process. This paper introduces an innovative steganographic scheme grounded in reduced difference expansion in response to this challenge. The primary objective is to mitigate the magnitude of differences before embedding secret data, thereby enhancing the overall effectiveness of the concealment process. The experimental findings from this study reveal superior stego image quality, evidenced by a peak signal-to-noise ratio of 62.34 decibels (dB). This result represents a notable advancement over existing methodologies, highlighting the method's outperformance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Networks and Wireless Communications, ICMNWC 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9798350317022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event3rd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Networks and Wireless Communications, ICMNWC 2023 - Hybrid, Tumkur, India
Duration: 4 Dec 20235 Dec 2023

Publication series

Name3rd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Networks and Wireless Communications, ICMNWC 2023

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Networks and Wireless Communications, ICMNWC 2023
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityHybrid, Tumkur
Period4/12/235/12/23

Keywords

  • Network infrastructure
  • data protection
  • difference expansion
  • national security
  • steganography

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