Wavelet transform based steganography technique to hide audio signals in image

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Abstract

Information security is one of the most important factors to be considered when secret information has to be communicated between two parties. Cryptography and steganography are the two techniques used for this purpose. Cryptography scrambles the information, but it reveals the existence of the information. Steganography hides the actual existence of the information so that anyone else other than the sender and the recipient cannot recognize the transmission. In steganography the secret information to be communicated is hidden in some other carrier in such a way that the secret information is invisible. In this paper an image steganography technique is proposed to hide audio signal in image in the transform domain using wavelet transform. The audio signal in any format (MP3 or WAV or any other type) is encrypted and carried by the image without revealing the existence to anybody. When the secret information is hidden in the carrier the result is the stego signal. In this work, the results show good quality stego signal and the stego signal is analyzed for different attacks. It is found that the technique is robust and it can withstand the attacks. The quality of the stego image is measured by Peak Signal to Noise Ratio (PSNR), Structural Similarity Index Metric (SSIM), Universal Image Quality Index (UIQI). The quality of extracted secret audio signal is measured by Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR), Squared Pearson Correlation Coefficient (SPCC). The results show good values for these metrics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-281
Number of pages10
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Volume47
Issue numberC
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Steganography
Wavelet transforms
Cryptography
Signal to noise ratio
Security of data
Image quality

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