Security and imperceptibility improving of image steganography using pixel allocation and random function techniques

Noor Alhuda F. Abbas, Nida Abdulredha, Raed Khalid Ibrahim, Adnan Hussein Ali


Information security is one of the main aspects of processes and methodologies in the technical age of information and communication. The security of information should be a key priority in the secret exchange of information between two parties. In order to ensure the security of information, there are some strategies that are used, and they include steganography and cryptography. An effective digital image-steganographic method based on odd/even pixel allocation and random function to increase the security and imperceptibility has been improved. This lately developed outline has been verified for increasing the security and imperceptibility to determine the existent problems. Huffman coding has been used to modify secret data prior embedding stage; this modified equivalent secret data that prevent the secret data from attackers to increase the secret data capacities. The main objective of our scheme is to boost the peak-signal-to-noise-ratio (PSNR) of the stego cover and stop against any attack. The size of the secret data also increases. The results confirm good PSNR values in addition of these findings confirmed the proposed method eligibility.


Digital image-steganographic; Huffman coding; Odd/even pixels' allocation; PSNR; Random map function

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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