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A Forensic Mobile Application Designed for both Steganalysis and Steganography in Digital Images
  DOI :  10.2352/ISSN.2470-1173.2017.6.MOBMU-303  Published OnlineJanuary 2017
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With the rapid development of mobile devices and multimedia processing technologies, digital multimedia applications has become increasingly more popular in our daily life. Due to the nature of digital media, digital images can be easily modified without leaving obvious traces. Digital image forensics is an emerging research field which aims to address the major problems as forgery detection, source identification, image recovery and detecting the existence of hidden information, which is also referred as steganalysis. Steganography is the science of covert communication which aims to conceal the existence of the secret information hidden in the communication. Steganalysis is the study of detecting hidden information, which is embedded by using steganography techniques. In this paper we present a forensic mobile application developed on iOS platform. This application is designed to perform both steganalysis and steganorgraphy tasks in digital images; that is to conduct information analysis of given images and determine if there is any secret information hidden in the given images, and also fulfill the task of hiding information invisibly into digital images. There have been a number of well-established techniques in digital image steganalysis and steganography fields during recent years. However, there are very few mobile forensic tools that have been developed to comprehensively adopt these methods. Our forensic mobile application aims to systematically include significant methods both in steganography and steganalysis fields, so that people can use it as a forensic tool to determine if an image contains a hidden message, as well as use it as a security tool to perform covert communication by hiding information in an image.

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Enping Li, Jun Yu, "A Forensic Mobile Application Designed for both Steganalysis and Steganography in Digital Imagesin Proc. IS&T Int’l. Symp. on Electronic Imaging: Mobile Devices and Multimedia: Enabling Technologies, Algorithms, and Applications,  2017,  pp 84 - 89,  https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2470-1173.2017.6.MOBMU-303

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