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AMBTC based high payload data hiding with modulo-2 operation and Hamming code

1 School of Computer Science and Technology, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310018, China
2 College of Science and Technology, Ningbo University, Ningbo 315000, China
3 Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, Feng Chia University, Taichung 40724, Taiwan

Special Issues: Security and Privacy Protection for Multimedia Information Processing and communication

An efficient data hiding method with modulo-2 operation and Hamming code (3, 2) based on absolute moment block truncation coding (AMBTC) is proposed. In order to obtain good data hiding performance, different textures are assigned to different embedding strategies. The AMBTC compressed codes are divided into smooth and complex blocks according to texture. In the smooth block, the secret data and the four most significant bits plane of the two quantization levels are calculated using modulo-2 operation to replace the bitmap in order to improve the security of data transmission. Moreover, Hamming code (3, 2) is used to embed the two additional secret bits in the three significant bits planes of the two quantization levels. In the complex block, one secret bit is embedded by swapping the order of two quantization levels and flipping the bitmap. Experimental results show that the proposed method achieves higher capacity than the existing data hiding methods and maintains good visual quality.
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Keywords data hiding; AMBTC; modulo-2 operation; hamming code; high payload

Citation: Li Li, Min He, Shanqing Zhang, Ting Luo, Chin-Chen Chang. AMBTC based high payload data hiding with modulo-2 operation and Hamming code. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 2019, 16(6): 7934-7949. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2019399

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