A New Property Coding in Text Steganography of Microsoft Word Documents

Stojanov, Ivan and Mileva, Aleksandra and Stojanovic, Igor (2014) A New Property Coding in Text Steganography of Microsoft Word Documents. In: Securware 2014: The Eighth International Conference on Emerging Security Information, Systems and Technologies, 16-20 Nov 2014, Lisbon, Portugal.

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Electronic documents, similarly as printed documents, need to be secured by adding some specific features that allow efficient copyright protection, authentication, document tracking or investigation of counterfeiting and forgeries. Microsoft Word is one of the most popular word processors, and several methods exist for embedding data specially in documents produced by it. We present a new type of methods for hiding data in Microsoft Word documents, named as Property coding, which deploys properties of different document objects (e.g., characters, paragraphs, and sentences) for embedding data. We give four different ways of Property coding, which are resistant to save actions, introduce very small overhead on the document size (about 1%), can embed up to 8 bits per character, and of course, are unnoticed by readers. Property coding belongs to format based methods of text steganography.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Natural sciences > Computer and information sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science
Depositing User: Aleksandra Mileva
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2014 13:51
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2014 13:51
URI: https://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/11385

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