STUDY OF STEGANOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES – A REVIEW

Mr. Abhishek Sharma1, Mr. Vijay Sharma2

Abstract: – Steganography is the technique of hiding confidential information within any media. Steganography is often confused with cryptography because the two are similar in the way that they both are used to protect confidential information. The difference between the two is in the appearance in the processed output; the output of steganography operation is not apparently visible but in cryptography the output is scrambled so that it can draw attention.Steganography is defined as the study of invisible communication. Steganography usually deals with the ways of hiding the existence of the communicated data in such a way that it remains confidential. It maintains secrecy between two communicating parties. In image steganography, secrecy is achieved by embedding data into cover image and generating a stego-image. There are different types of steganography techniques each have their strengths and weaknesses. In this paper, we review the different security and data hiding techniques that are used to implement a steganography such as LSB, ISB, MLSB etc.

Key words: Steganalysis, Discrete Cosine Transformation (DCT), Ipv4 header, IP datagram fragmentation.

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