In this paper we present a technique for secure communication between two parties Alice and Bob. We use both cryptography and steganography. We take image as the carrier to use steganography. By using our own substitution cipher called two square reverse we encrypt the secret information. Then the cipher text of the secret information is embedded into the carrier image in LSB (least significant bit) minus one position of some selected bytes. The byte selection is done depending on the bit pattern of the secret information. Thus the embedding locations are dependent on the secret message. So the intruder will face difficulties to locate the bits. After embedding the resultant image will be sent to the receiver, the receiver will apply the reverse operation what the sender has done and get the secret information.
Swain, Gandharba; Kumar, Dodda Ravi; Pradhan, Anita; and Lenka, Saroj Kumar
"A Technique for Secure Communication Using Message Dependent Steganography,"
International Journal of Computer and Communication Technology: Vol. 3:
2, Article 9.
Available at: https://www.interscience.in/ijcct/vol3/iss2/9