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Journal Articles IJCC - International Journal of Cloud Computing Year : 2020

Distributed data hiding in multi-cloud storage environment


Classical or traditional steganography aims at hiding a secret in cover media such as text, image, audio, video or even in network protocols. Recent research has improved this approach called distributed steganography by fragmenting the secret message and embedding each secret piece into a distinct cover media. The major interest of this approach is to make the secret message detection extremely difficult. However, these file modifications leave fingerprints which can reveal a secret channel to an attacker. Our contribution is a new steganography paradigm transparent to any attacker and resistant to the detection and the secret extraction. Two properties contribute to achieve these goals: the files do not undergo any modification while the distribution of the secret in the multi-cloud storage environment allows us to hide the existence of the covert channel between the communicating parties. Information’s are usually hidden inside the cover media. In this work, the covert media is a pointer to information. Therefore the file carries the information without being modified and the only way to access it is to have the key. Experiments show interesting comparison results with remarkable security contributions. The work can be seen as a new open direction for further research in the field.
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hal-03104562 , version 1 (09-01-2021)



Leonel Moyou Metcheka, René Ndoundam. Distributed data hiding in multi-cloud storage environment. IJCC - International Journal of Cloud Computing, 2020, 9 (1), ⟨10.1186/s13677-020-00208-4⟩. ⟨hal-03104562⟩
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