ABSTRACT Steganography techniques are used in Multimedia data transfer to prevent adversaries from eaves dropping. Synchronized audio to audio steganography deals with recording the secret audio, hiding it in another audio file and subsequently sending to multiple receivers. This paper proposes a Multilevel Access control in Synchronized audio steganography, so that Audio files which are meant for the users of low level class can be listened by higher level users, whereas the vice-versa is not allowed. To provide multilevel access control, symmetric polynomial based scheme is used. The steganography scheme makes it possible to hide the audio in different bit locations of host media without inviting suspicion. The Secret file is embedded in a cover media with a key. At the receiving end the key can be derived by all the classes which are higher in the hierarchy using symmetric polynomial and the audio file is played. The system is implemented and found to be secure, fast and scalable. Simulation results show that the system is dynamic in nature and allows any type of hierarchy. The proposed approach is better even during frequent member joins and leaves. The computation cost is reduced as the same algorithm is used for key computation and descendant key derivation. Steganography technique used in this paper does not use the conventional LSB’s and uses two bit positions and the hidden data occurs only from a frame which is dictated by the key that is used. Hence the quality of stego data is improved.
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nullJ. Begum, K. Kumar and V. Sumathy, "Design and Implementation of Multilevel Access Control in Synchronized Audio to Audio Steganography Using Symmetric Polynomial Scheme," Journal of Information Security, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2010, pp. 29-40. doi: 10.4236/jis.2010.11004.
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