IJCATR Volume 6 Issue 11

Multi-Level Image Steganography Using Compression Techniques

Mohamed H. Sayed , Talaat M.Wahby
keywords : steganography, Bitmap, Multi-Level, LSB, Lossless, compression.

Steganography is the art and science of writing hidden Messages in such a way that no one, apart from the sender and intended recipient, Suspects the existence of the message. In this research apply Multi-Level Steganography for image steganography was presented. MLS consists of at least two stenographic methods utilized respectively. Two-levels of stenography have been applied; the first level is called (the upper-level), and it has been applied using enhance LSB (secure LSB-L1) image steganography, the secret data in this level is English text, and the cover is Bitmap image, the output is a stego_image called (intermediate image). The second level is called (the lower-level); it has been applied using another enhance LSB (secure LSB-L2) based image steganography. In this level another Bitmap (BMP) image has been used as a cover image and embeds (the BMP image output from level one) as a secure data and generates the new BMP image as stego_image. Lossless data compression technique using Huffman, LZW algorithm and Winrar Application between First and Second level of steganography are applied.
Title = "Multi-Level Image Steganography Using Compression Techniques",
Journal ="International Journal of Computer Applications Technology and Research(IJCATR)",
Volume = "6",
Issue ="11",
Pages ="441 - 466",
Year = "2017",
Authors ="Mohamed H. Sayed , Talaat M.Wahby"}