Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2017/073

Visual Honey Encryption: Application to Steganography

Ji Won Yoon, Hyoungshick Kim, Hyun-Ju Jo, Hyelim Lee and Kwangsu Lee

Abstract: Honey encryption (HE) is a new technique to overcome the weakness of conventional password-based encryption (PBE). However, conventional honey encryption still has the limitation that it works only for binary bit streams or integer sequences because it uses a fixed distribution-transforming encoder (DTE). In this paper, we propose a variant of honey encryption called visual honey encryption which employs an adaptive DTE in a Bayesian framework so that the proposed approach can be applied to more complex domains including images and videos. We applied this method to create a new steganography scheme which signi ficantly improves the security level of traditional steganography.

Category / Keywords: applications / Honey Encryption, Steganography

Original Publication (in the same form): Proceeding IH&MMSec '15 Proceedings of the 3rd ACM Workshop on Information Hiding and Multimedia Security

Date: received 31 Jan 2017

Contact author: jiwon_yoon at korea ac kr

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