—Steganography is a stealth technique used to hide
messages inside of images, typically used for unauthorized
covert communication. Detecting images that have hidden data
inside of them has always been an interesting and challenging
problem in cyber security. There are currently a handful of
methods that exist for detection of such hidden messages in the
form of data or images, which mostly require physical
examination. In this paper, we describe a solution to automatic
detection of Steganographic images with the novel application of
the fuzzy hashing technique. In this paper, we discuss the
methods used in this study, the experimental results, followed by
a discussion on future research.
—Context triggered piecewise hashing, fuzzy
hashing, image analysis, image processing, Steganography.
The authors are with Tennessee Technological University, 110 University
Drive, Cookeville, TN 38505 USA (e-mail:
Cite: Jeffery D. Dodson and Ambareen Siraj, "Applying Fuzzy Hashing to Steganography," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 421-425, 2015.