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A new digital image security strategy: Steganoflage

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Cheddad, A, Condell, J, Curran, K and McKevitt, P (2010) A new digital image security strategy: Steganoflage. In: Proc. of the 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA 2009), Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA). 6 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

Steganography is the science that involves communicating secret data in an appropriate multimedia carrier. The ultimate goal is to conceal the very presence of the embedded data. Current work in the state of the art, whether working in the spatial domain or the frequency domain, cannot tolerate any geometrical attacks, i.e., rotation, translation or cropping. This paper discusses a novel scheme whereby computer vision, particularly skin tone detection, is incorporated into the process of steganography to yield an object oriented embedding mechanism. Skin tone information is deemed to be psycho-visually redundant. The paper also discusses two applications of steganography to digital image forensics and to secure the transmission of electronic patient records (EPRs).

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Arts > School of Creative Arts and Technologies
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Intelligent Systems Research Centre
ID Code:21368
Deposited By:Professor Paul McKevitt
Deposited On:08 May 2012 16:21
Last Modified:08 May 2012 16:22

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