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Mobile steganography: Looking to the future

Conference/Workshop:
NIST Open Media Forensics Challenge
Published: 2021
Primary Author: Jennifer Newman
Research Area: Digital

Humans have sent secret messages for millennia. A cousin to cryptography, steganography is the art and science of sending a secret message in the open by camouflaging the message carefully. Steganography can take many shapes, and its digital form often uses a digital image or video as a cover to hide the message. With a smartphone app, image steganography is easy to use, requires no expert knowledge of the science, and can be difficult to detect. To study mobile steganography properly, one must have a suitable database. This talk presents StegoAppDB, a database of digital photographs expressly created for studying mobile steganography, that will be used in NIST’s Open Media Forensic Challenge.

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