Data hiding on social media communications using text steganography

Hung Jr Shiu, Bor Shing Lin, Bor-Shyh Lin, Po Yang Huang, Chien Hung Huang*, Chin Laung Lei

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This research work proposes a steganography on social media communications. Nowadays, people frequently use messenger or social network such as Skype, Line, Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter, etc. to communicate with other people and these platforms become popular to be used to exchange secrets or preserve personal information. Personal information like accounts and passwords might not be seen and embedded to cover objects when two clients communicate to each other. Those objects shall be pictures, music, or text messages. The proposed scheme will be deployed on the cover text. A strategy is designed to increase the capacity of hidden data and try to make any simple piece of text to be the cover text; such as letters, article of news or the common messages. The new approach – Extended Line will be adopted, and then together with White Space between to increase the capacity of a text. The simulation results disclose that the algorithm not only increases the capacity, but also increases the efficiency of decoding. Moreover, it still works on any kind of cover text.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRisks and Security of Internet and Systems - 12th International Conference, CRiSIS 2017, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsNora Cuppens, Frederic Cuppens, Axel Legay, Jean-Louis Lanet, Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319766867
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event12th International Conference on Risks and Security of Internet and Systems, CRiSIS 2017 - Dinard, France
Duration: 19 Sep 201721 Sep 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10694 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference12th International Conference on Risks and Security of Internet and Systems, CRiSIS 2017


  • Extended line
  • Information protection
  • Social media
  • Text steganography
  • White space


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