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Security protection using two different image shadows with authentication

  • Received: 07 November 2018 Accepted: 27 December 2018 Published: 07 March 2019
  • Secret sharing is an important technique for security protection for multimedia information communication by dividing a secret message into several shadows that are held among a set of participants. In this paper, we introduce a novel secret image sharing (SIS) scheme using two meaningful digital images with cheating detection. It allows a dealer to share a secret message into two different meaningful images through the guidance of the turtle shell magic matrix. Then, after performing a permutation operation, two meaningful shadow images are generated and distributed to two participants. The secret message can be reconstructed only when both participants cooperate by releasing real shadow images. Honest participant in the proposed scheme can easily detect whether the other participant is cheating via presenting a fake shadow. Experimental results show that this method ensures high quality of shadow images and good embedding capacity. The cheating detection process is also effective and easy to implement.

    Citation: Yanjun Liu, Chin-Chen Chang, Peng-Cheng Huang. Security protection using two different image shadows with authentication[J]. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 2019, 16(4): 1914-1932. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2019093

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  • Secret sharing is an important technique for security protection for multimedia information communication by dividing a secret message into several shadows that are held among a set of participants. In this paper, we introduce a novel secret image sharing (SIS) scheme using two meaningful digital images with cheating detection. It allows a dealer to share a secret message into two different meaningful images through the guidance of the turtle shell magic matrix. Then, after performing a permutation operation, two meaningful shadow images are generated and distributed to two participants. The secret message can be reconstructed only when both participants cooperate by releasing real shadow images. Honest participant in the proposed scheme can easily detect whether the other participant is cheating via presenting a fake shadow. Experimental results show that this method ensures high quality of shadow images and good embedding capacity. The cheating detection process is also effective and easy to implement.


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