Quantitative steganalysis of binary images

Ming Jiang, Nasir Memon, Edward Wong, Xiaolin Wu

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We propose a quantitative steganalysis method to detect hidden information embedded by flipping pixels along boundaries in binary images. We model steganographic embedding as an additive noise process and use compression rate as a distinguishing statistic that aids in discriminating between stego-images and cover-images. We specifically use the JBIG 2 binary image compression algorithm to derive a quantitative relation between compression rate and embedding rate. Based on this relationship, a practical steganalysis technique is proposed by examining the change of compression rate as embedding rate increases. Experiments conducted show that the proposed technique can reliably detect a steganographic embedding process that flips boundary pixels. Furthermore, it can estimate embedding rate with reasonable accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2004 International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2004
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2004
Event2004 International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2004 - , Singapore
Duration: Oct 24 2004Oct 27 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP
ISSN (Print)1522-4880


Other2004 International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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