Data Hiding and Detection



The objectives of this chapter are to:


Office Open XML (OOXML) Hidden Data Alternate Data Streams (ADS) File Content Types Relationship Entry 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics and Computer Science, Faculty of ScienceWilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterlooCanada

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