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Image Steganography

  • Sadasivam V.R Professor, Department of Information Technology, K.S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Nammakal, Tamilnadu, India
  • Abishake R Student, Department of Information Technology, K.S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Nammakal, Tamilnadu, India
  • Tamilarasan R Student, Department of Information Technology, K.S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Nammakal, Tamilnadu, India

Abstract

Steganography is the process of hiding users secret message within a cover image that someone cannot know the presence or contents of the encoded message. The purpose of Steganography is to provide secret communication between two users. This paper will explain how Image Steganography is used in today’s world and provide practical or realtime understanding of what Steganography is and how to use it. Image Steganography is mostly used in securing high tech informations and user privacy. Private security and anonymity is a concern for most people on the internet. Image Steganography allows for two users to communicate secretly and covertly. It is difficult to find secret message and methods used to hide data.It allows for copyright protection on media files using the secret message as a digital watermark.The other main uses for Image Steganography is for the transportation of top secret or high level documents and files between international governments. While Image Steganography has many other uses.Image Stegangography can be used  to send viruses and trojans by hackers or terrorists to compromise machinesand other organizations data  that rely on covert operations to communicate safely and secretly.

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