A Secure Approach to Audio Steganography

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Volume-44 Number-1
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Nisha Kundu, Dr. Amadeep Kaur


Nisha Kundu, Dr. Amadeep Kaur "Experimental Study on Properties of Concrete by Using Ceramic Materials", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V44(1),1-7 February 2017. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

As the internet growing day by day secure transmission of information is crucial. Steganography and cryptography both techniques provide data confidentiality and help us to protect data from day by day attacks. Digital communication has become an essential part of infrastructure now a days and also lots of applications are internet based. So the communication made must be secret. Steganography is a process of hiding the information of secret messages or one can say that it is an art of sending the hidden data or message over a public network. In the proposed approach message is first encrypted through using The Vigenere Square Encryption Algorithm and then ASCII conversion of data takes place. After those characters of information or data is embedded into deeper layers through modified LSB method. After that further audio transposition encryption technique is used for audio.


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Audio Steganography, Encryption, Audio Encryption, Modified LSB, Vigenere Square Encryption Algorithm, LSB Coding , PSNR-Peak signal to noise ratio, MSE-mean square error.