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Teknik penyembunyian mesej dalam steganografi teks menggunakan pendekatan warna RGB dan penempatan rawak

Baharudin, Osman (2020) Teknik penyembunyian mesej dalam steganografi teks menggunakan pendekatan warna RGB dan penempatan rawak. Doctoral thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Steganography is a technique that protects the confidentiality and integrity of data in a protective medium from suspicion of hidden data. The hiding of a message in a text medium can be performed on various text attributes such as type, style, size, and font color to generate a stego text. This study have identified two main problems that lead to the suspicion towards the stego text which is the obvious change of colors of the
generated stego and the static representation of the secret message characters using sequential selection of hiding location. Therefore, the main objective of this study is to propose the use of specific value for each combination of Red, Green, Blue (RGB) color to reduce the generated stego text obvious color changes. This study also recommends a dynamic secret message representation method based on a randomly
selected character location. A Homophonic Cipher Table was adapted as a method to generate the dynamic secret message characters. Besides, the Second Quotient Remainder Theorem was proposed to convert the secret message characters into a 3D representation by mapping (x,y,z) values to RGB color. The RGB color cube model values of RGB(0,0,0) to RGB(15,15,15) were used to format a selected cover text characters using the Pseudorandom Number Generator. The performance of stego
text produced in this study was evaluated using three main measures namely capacity, imperceptibility, and robustness. The results revealed that the proposed method produces a better performance of secret message hiding by 41.31% increase
in capacity and the Jaro Winkler's scale imperceptibility score
of 1. The performance of stego text is proven to be robust as there is no difference compared to the cover text before and after the compression process. In conclusion, the proposed method has successfully reduced the generated stego text obviousness in the change of colors that lead to suspicion of existence of hidden message. Beside, this method also capable of producing dynamic secret messages using a single cover text.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Supervisor : Yasin, Azman and Omar, Mohd Nizam
Item ID: 8728
Uncontrolled Keywords: Homorphonic Cipher Table, Suspicious, Second Quotient Remainder Theorem, Text steganography, RGB color cube model
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T58.5-58.64 Information technology
Divisions: Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2021 06:18
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2021 06:18
Department: Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Name: Yasin, Azman and Omar, Mohd Nizam
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/8728

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