Digital Watermarking and Steganography: Fundamentals and Techniques, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Digital Watermarking and Steganography

Fundamentals and Techniques, 1st Edition

By Frank Y. Shih

CRC Press

200 pages | 137 B/W Illus.

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Every day millions of people capture, store, transmit, and manipulate digital data. Unfortunately free access digital multimedia communication also provides virtually unprecedented opportunities to pirate copyrighted material. Providing the theoretical background needed to develop and implement advanced techniques and algorithms, Digital Watermarking and Steganography:

  • Demonstrates how to develop and implement methods to guarantee the authenticity of digital media
  • Explains the categorization of digital watermarking techniques based on characteristics as well as applications
  • Presents cutting-edge techniques such as the GA-based breaking algorithm on the frequency-domain steganalytic system

The popularity of digital media continues to soar. The theoretical foundation presented within this valuable reference will facilitate the creation on new techniques and algorithms to combat present and potential threats against information security.

Table of Contents


Digital Watermarking

Digital Steganography

Differences between Watermarking and Steganography

A Brief History

Appendix: Selected List of Books on Watermarking and Steganography

Classification in Digital Watermarking

Classification Based on Characteristics

Classification Based on Applications

Mathematical Preliminaries 

Least-Significant-Bit Substitution

Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT)

Discrete Cosine Transform

Discrete Wavelet Transform

Random Sequence Generation 

The Chaotic Map

Error Correction Code

Set Partitioning in Hierarchical Tree

Digital Watermarking Fundamentals

Spatial-Domain Watermarking

Frequency-Domain Watermarking

The Fragile Watermark

The Robust Watermark

Watermarking Attacks and Tools

Image Processing Attacks

Geometric Transformation 

Cryptographic Attack

Protocol Attacks

Watermarking Tools

Combinational Digital Watermarking in the Spatial

and Frequency Domains

An Overview of Combinational Watermarking

Watermarking in the Spatial Domain

Watermarking in the Frequency Domain

Experimental Results

Further Encryption of Combinational Watermarking

Genetic Algorithm-Based Digital Watermarking

Introduction to the Genetic Algorithm

The Concept of Genetic Algorithm-Based Watermarking

Genetic Algorithm-Based Rounding-Error Correction Watermarking

An Application for Medical Image Watermarking

Adjusted-Purpose Digital Watermarking

An Overview of Adjusted-Purpose Digital Watermarking

The Morphological Approach for Extracting Pixel-Based Features 

The Strategies for Adjusting the Varying-Sized Transform

Window and Quality Factor

Experimental Results 

The Collecting Approach for Generating the VSTW

Robust High-Capacity Digital Watermarking

The Weakness of Current Robust Watermarking

The Concept of Robust Watermarking 

Enlargement of Significant Coefficients

The Determination of Embedding Locations

The RHC Watermarking Algorithm

Experimental Results 

Introduction to Digital Steganography 

Types of Steganography

Applications of Steganography 

Embedding Security and Imperceptibility

Examples of Steganographic Software 


An Overview

The Statistical Properties of Images

The Visual Steganalytic System

IQM-Based Steganalytic System

Learning Strategies 

The Frequency-Domain Steganalytic System

Genetic Algorithm-Based Steganography

An Overview of the GA-Based Breaking Methodology

The GA-Based Breaking Algorithm on the FDSS 

Experimental Results 

Complexity Analysis


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Internet / General