SmartSteg: A New Android Based Steganography Application

Dominic Bucerzan, Crina Raţiu, Misu-Jan Manolescu

Abstract


With the development of mobile devices the security issue migrates from the PC platform to this new technology. Securing confidential information on the mobile platforms has been, is and will be a topical issue for the specialists. In this paper we propose a new solution in order to provide security of digital data that is transferred through today’s available platforms for communication. We developed SmartSteg application that works on Android platform and it is able to hide and fast encrypt files using digital images of MB dimension as cover. LSB steganography is combined with a random function and symmetric key cryptography to transfer digital information, in a secure manner between smartphones that run under Android.


Keywords


Least Significant Bit (LSB), steganography, cryptography, android, SmartSteg

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15837/ijccc.2013.5.642



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