Comparative study of digital audio steganography techniques

Fatiha Djebbar, Beghdad Ayad, Karim Abed Meraim, Habib Hamam
2012 EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing  
The rapid spread in digital data usage in many real life applications have urged new and effective ways to ensure their security. Efficient secrecy can be achieved, at least in part, by implementing steganograhy techniques. Novel and versatile audio steganographic methods have been proposed. The goal of steganographic systems is to obtain secure and robust way to conceal high rate of secret data. We focus in this paper on digital audio steganography, which has emerged as a prominent source of
more » ... ominent source of data hiding across novel telecommunication technologies such as covered voice-over-IP, audio conferencing, etc. The multitude of steganographic criteria has led to a great diversity in these system design techniques. In this paper, we review current digital audio steganographic techniques and we evaluate their performance based on robustness, security and hiding capacity indicators. Another contribution of this paper is the provision of a robustness-based classification of steganographic models depending on their occurrence in the embedding process. A survey of major trends of audio steganography applications is also discussed in this paper. FD and BA were responsible for writing the study protocol and drafting the manuscript. KAM and HH provided comments on the drafts. All authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
doi:10.1186/1687-4722-2012-25 fatcat:f7mi5jj6k5achavdjknamyed3u