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Data hiding methods


Hiding information

As you should recall, our zeros hiding method inserts data into the dropped coefficients of the DCT. Thebit-o-steg algorithm hides data within the coefficients that were not dropped. The critical part of bit-o-steg is the key used toencrypt the data. This user defined key selects which nonzero coefficients to change and which bits to change within eachcoefficient. The simplest key would be a key of [1]. This wouldchange each coefficient sequentially and change the last bit in the coefficient.

The key is what makes bit-o-steg unique from other algorithms. Here a key of [1 2] is applied to hide the data.

As you can see in figure 1, we chose a key of [1 2]. The key will select the first coefficient and its least significant bit and input the first bit of the hidden data intothat coefficient bit. Then the key will count two coefficients and take the second least significant bit and repeat the hidingprocess. Since this is the end of the key, it repeats, selecting the next coefficient. The length of this key has no real bound, butit must ensure that all data is hidden before reaching the last DCT coefficient in the image. There is, however, a range of values thatmust be selected for the key to work. Since the key alters bits, values between one and eight must be used. However, if largervalues are used, it will alter the image greatly since it changes more and more significant bits.

Minimal changes have been made to the picture matrix after the application of the bit-o-steg algorithm

Retrieving the data

Retrieving the data is impossible unless you have the special key used to hide the data. Once you get the keyyou simply reverse apply the key, extracting rather than inputting the bits and reconstruct your hidden data stream from thosebits.

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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