Secured Communication and Image Authentication: Embedding Encrypted Text Files into Color Digital Images

Year : 2024 | Volume :02 | Issue : 01 | Page : 10-15
By

Mahimn Pandya

Ashish Jani

  1. Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Smt. K. B. Parekh College of Computer Science, Mahuva Gujrat India
  2. HOD Department of computer science and engineering, Navrachna University, Vadodara Gujrat India

Abstract

In today’s digital landscape, protecting digital assets, particularly images, is paramount. Researchers have developed various techniques to safeguard these assets, emphasizing their protection and integrity. Simultaneously, steganography plays a crucial role in securely communicating confidential messages. This paper focuses on a dual-purpose technique: watermarking color digital images for protection and embedding secret messages through steganography. This fusion of functionalities represents a significant step in comprehensive asset protection and confidential communication in the digital sphere. Employing invisible watermarking and steganography concealment, this novel approach enhances image security. Cryptography further fortifies both processes, ensuring robust image protection and concealed messaging. The method embeds ASCII- formatted encrypted text into the image file’s binary structure and undergoes rigorous validation to maintain image integrity post-embedding. Rigorous validation using related and contemporary image data underscores the method’s efficacy, affirming its ability to maintain the original image appearance and pixel values post-embedding.

Keywords: Secure Communication, Digital Watermarking, Steganography, Cryptography, Hybrid Approach.

[This article belongs to International Journal of Information Security Engineering(ijise)]

How to cite this article: Mahimn Pandya, Ashish Jani. Secured Communication and Image Authentication: Embedding Encrypted Text Files into Color Digital Images. International Journal of Information Security Engineering. 2024; 02(01):10-15.
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Volume 02
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Received January 17, 2024
Accepted February 5, 2024
Published April 5, 2024