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Text Steganography: Design and Implementation of a Secure and Secret Message Sharing System

  • K. Aditya KumarEmail author
  • Suresh Pabboju
Conference paper
Part of the Learning and Analytics in Intelligent Systems book series (LAIS, volume 3)

Abstract

Textual communication among parties where sensitive information is exchanged is prone to potential risks. Therefore, it is indispensable to have mechanism to protect such communications from malicious attacks. In the contemporary world, national cyber security has become a concern which needs to be given paramount importance. Cyber criminals have acquired wherewithal to challenge the critical digital infrastructure of a country if there is no sustainable effort to safeguard information security and forensics. For secret messaging, two important techniques are cryptography and Steganography. The focus of this paper is on text Steganography which is light weight and faster than other forms where audio or image or video is used as cover media. Light weight means of text embedding and extraction mechanisms are defined and implemented for secure and secret sharing of information. A prototype application is built to demonstrate proof of the concept.

Keywords

Text steganography Information security Cryptography Secret message sharing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Osmania UniversityHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.IT DepartmentCBITHyderabadIndia

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