On steganalysis of Random LSB embedding in continuous-tone images

Sorina Dumitrescu, Xiaolin Wu, Nasir Memon

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In this paper we present an LSB steganalysis technique that can detect the existence of hidden messages that are randomly embedded in the least significant bits of natural continuous-tone images. The technique is inspired by recent work of Fridrich et al. [1] and just like [1], it can also precisely measure the length of the embedded message, even when the hidden message is very short relative to the image size. The key to our success is the formation of some subsets of pixels whose cardinalities change with LSB embedding, and such changes can be precisely quantified under the assumption that the embedded bits are randomly scattered. Interestingly, our study on steganalysis of LSB embedding sheds light on the recent work of Fridrich et al. [1] on the detection of LSB embedding, and offers an analytical proof of an observation made in [1].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Image Processing
StatePublished - 2002
EventInternational Conference on Image Processing (ICIP'02) - Rochester, NY, United States
Duration: Sep 22 2002Sep 25 2002


OtherInternational Conference on Image Processing (ICIP'02)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRochester, NY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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