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A multi level image steganography methodology based on adaptive PMS and block based pixel swapping

  • Srilekha MukherjeeEmail author
  • Goutam Sanyal
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Abstract

The practice of information exchange through global media like internet extensively entails a security concern. This paper consists of a proposed approach that braces the security concern in the realm of image steganography. The adaptive technique of the Power Modulus Scrambling (PMS) has been preliminarily used so as to disturb the normal pixel orientation of the original carrier. A second layer of encryption is enforced with the implementation of the Block Based Pixel Swapping technique. These steps ensure a two tier secured shield. Next, the embedding procedure is facilitated depending on a comparative key based permutation combination methodology. This approach caters the need of security during communication. The proposed approach is evaluated with respect to substantial performance metrics. The commendable results obtained shows that the foothold of imperceptibility is well maintained.

Keywords

Steganography Adaptive power Modulus scrambling Block based pixel swapping Peak signal to noise ratio Cross correlation coefficient 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Science and Engineering DepartmentNational Institute of TechnologyDurgapurIndia

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