From Blind to Quantitative Steganalysis

Tomáš Pevny, Jessica Fridrich, Andrew D. Ker
2012 IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security  
A quantitative steganalyzer is an estimator of the number of embedding changes introduced by a specific embedding operation. Since for most algorithms the number of embedding changes correlates with the message length, quantitative steganalyzers are important forensic tools. In this paper, a general method for constructing quantitative steganalyzers from features used in blind detectors is proposed. The core of the method is support vector regression, which is used to learn the mapping between
more » ... feature vector extracted from the investigated object and the embedding change rate. To demonstrate the generality of the proposed approach, quantitative steganalyzers are constructed for a variety of steganographic algorithms in both JPEG transform and spatial domains. The estimation accuracy is investigated in detail and compares favorably with state-of-the-art quantitative steganalyzers.
doi:10.1109/tifs.2011.2175918 fatcat:d2n4ehju6zcujgd3jlvqkq4r6q