A Comparative Study of Methods for Hiding Large Size Audio File in Smaller Image Carriers

  • Abraham Ayegba Alfa
  • Kharimah Bimbola Ahmed
  • Sanjay MisraEmail author
  • Adewole Adewumi
  • Ravin Ahuja
  • Foluso Ayeni
  • Robertas Damasevicius
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 985)


The last 13 years or more has been characterized by unmatched progress in multimedia content and undercover communication. Sound file is chief among mode of transmitting classified and confidential information across the cyberspace and channels. Steganography is a traditional solution to address the problems of data security on public channels and transmitters. In general, the practice of image steganography favored smaller size secret message transmission in larger size carrier approach. However, there is a major of challenge of concealing classified large size audio data inside a smaller image cover with lesser distortions and quality retention of the cover medium and original message respectively. To achieve these, the audio file is compressed to appropriate size before embedding it into two distinct image files (grayscale and RGB color) at binary level using both Most Significant Bits (MSBs) and Least Significant Bits (LSBs) methods. This paper established that the most suitable of MSBs and LSBs in terms of robustness, payload size, and retention of perception transparency of media understudied.


Steganography LSBs MSBs Grayscale RGB colour Binary level Hiding Carrier Imperceptibility Audio Image 



We acknowledge the support and sponsorship provided by Covenant University through the Centre for Research, Innovation, and Discovery (CUCRID).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abraham Ayegba Alfa
    • 1
  • Kharimah Bimbola Ahmed
    • 1
  • Sanjay Misra
    • 2
    Email author
  • Adewole Adewumi
    • 2
  • Ravin Ahuja
    • 3
  • Foluso Ayeni
    • 4
  • Robertas Damasevicius
    • 5
  1. 1.Kogi State College of EducationAnkpaNigeria
  2. 2.Covenant UniversityOtaNigeria
  3. 3.Shri Vishwakarma Skill UniversityGurgaonIndia
  4. 4.Southern UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  5. 5.Kanus University of TechnologyKaunasLithuania

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