Multimedia Systems

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 191–204 | Cite as

New approaches to encryption and steganography for digital videos

  • Daniel SocekEmail author
  • Hari Kalva
  • Spyros S. Magliveras
  • Oge Marques
  • Dubravko Culibrk
  • Borko Furht
Regular Paper


In this work we propose a novel type of digital video encryption that has several advantages over other currently available digital video encryption schemes. We also present an extended classification of digital video encryption algorithms in order to clarify these advantages. We analyze both security and performance aspects of the proposed method, and show that the method is efficient and secure from a cryptographic point of view. Even though the method is currently feasible only for a certain class of video sequences and video codecs, the method is promising and future investigations might reveal its broader applicability. Finally, we extend our approach into a novel type of digital video steganography where it is possible to disguise a given video with another video.


Digital Video Encryption Algorithm Video Codec Video Encryption Selective Encryption 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Socek
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hari Kalva
    • 1
  • Spyros S. Magliveras
    • 2
  • Oge Marques
    • 1
  • Dubravko Culibrk
    • 1
  • Borko Furht
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematical SciencesFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

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