Text steganography by changing the black color

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Mathematics, Qom University of Technology, Qom, Iran


Recently, a serious problem in communications is security. Hiding data is one of the most important security techniques. Steganography is the art and science of hiding information in a cover media. Texts are the most usual method of communication and so they are very suitable for cover objects. In this paper, we give a new technique for text steganography. There exist different models, such as RGB, HSL, HSV to determine a color. The main goal of the proposed algorithm is the fact that some different but very similar colors in RGB have the same code in HSL. We use this fact to hide data. For this purpose, first we find a color $B'$ in RGB, which is very similar to black in such a way that they have the same code in HSL. Then, by changing the color of each character of the text to black or $B'$, we conceal the information. We will show that the capacity of this method is better than some other methods of text steganography, and then we show that the invisibility of this algorithm is very high, which is the most prominent feature of the proposed technique.


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