Secure Cover Selection Steganography

  • Hedieh Sajedi
  • Mansour Jamzad
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5576)


This paper presents a cover selection steganography method based on introduction of a technique for computing steganography capacity as a property of images. An ensemble system that uses different steganalyzer units, determines the upper bound of embedding rate in a cover image. In this technique, each steganalyzer unit is a combination of multiple steganalyzers with a same type but each one trained to detect stego images with a certain payload. Our proposed method minimizes the risk of detection by selecting a proper cover image that its steganography capacity is sufficient to hide a specific secret data securely. Experimental results demonstrate the efficiency and practicability of the proposed technique in enhancing the security of stego images.


Cover Selection Steganography Steganography Capacity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hedieh Sajedi
    • 1
  • Mansour Jamzad
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Engineering DepartmentSharif university of TechnologyTehranIran

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