• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
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Constructive Steganography by Tangles

Vol. 12, No. 8, August 30, 2018
10.3837/tiis.2018.08.020 , Download Paper (Free):


This paper proposes a novel steganography method to hide secret data during the generation of tangle patterns. Different from the traditional steganography based on modifying natural images, we propose to construct stego images according to the secret messages. We first create a model to group a selected image contour, and define some basic operations to generate various pattern cells. During data hiding, we create a cell library to establish the relationships between cells and secret data. By painting the cell inside the image contour, we create a dense tangle pattern to carry secret data. With the proposed method, a recipient can extract the secret data correctly. Experimental results show that the proposed method has a flexible embedding capacity. The constructed stego tangle image has good visual effects, and is secure against adversaries. Meanwhile, the stego tangle pattern is also robust to JPEG compression.


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[IEEE Style]
Z. Qian, L. Pan, N. Huang and X. Zhang, "Constructive Steganography by Tangles," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 12, no. 8, pp. 3911-3925, 2018. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2018.08.020 .

[ACM Style]
Zhenxing Qian, Lin Pan, Nannan Huang, and Xinpeng Zhang. 2018. Constructive Steganography by Tangles. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 12, 8, (2018), 3911-3925. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2018.08.020 .