A novel color image LSB steganography using improved 1D chaotic map

  • Chanil PakEmail author
  • Jonggun KimEmail author
  • Kwangil An
  • Changho Kim
  • Kwanghun Kim
  • Cholmyong Pak


Conventional one-dimensional (1D) chaotic map have a simple structure, which is easy to implement and has a low computational cost, but has a drawback that the range of chaotic behaviors is narrow and the distribution of key sequence is uniform. In order to overcome the drawback, we proposed an improved 1D chaotic system model and evaluate the proposed model through experiments with the logistic map and a sine map. Simulation and performance evaluation shows that the 1D chaotic map improved by the proposed model can overcome the existing defects sufficiently. We also proposed a color image LSB steganography algorithm using the improved 1D chaotic map. Through experiments, we confirmed the accuracy of the proposed color image LSB steganography algorithm. Experimental results proved that the algorithm has a better performance than the previous methods, showing an excellent performance against statistical analysis attacks. We also analyzed the effect of secret data type on the quality of stego image.


Chaos Chaotic system LSB Steganography 



I would like to take the opportunity to express my hearted gratitude to all thosewho make a contribution to the completion of my article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Information CenterKim Chaek University of TechnologyPyongyangDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea
  2. 2.Institute of Information ScienceKim Il Sung UniversityPyongyangDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea
  3. 3.Department of InformationKim Hyong Jik UniversityPyongyangDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea
  4. 4.Department of Engineering MachineUniversity of Mechanical EngineeringPyongyangDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea
  5. 5.Information Science CollegeKim Il Sung UniverityPyongyangDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea

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