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A Novel Steganography Algorithm Based on Instance Segmentation

Ruohan Meng1, 2, Qi Cui1, 2, Zhili Zhou1, 2, Chengsheng Yuan1, 2, 3, Xingming Sun1, 2, *

1 School of Computer and Software, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, 210044, China.
2 Jiangsu Engineering Centre of Network Monitoring, Nanjing, 210044, China.
3 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada.

* Corresponding Author: Xingming Sun. Email: email.

Computers, Materials & Continua 2020, 63(1), 183-196.


Information hiding tends to hide secret information in image area where is rich texture or high frequency, so as to transmit secret information to the recipient without affecting the visual quality of the image and arousing suspicion. We take advantage of the complexity of the object texture and consider that under certain circumstances, the object texture is more complex than the background of the image, so the foreground object is more suitable for steganography than the background. On the basis of instance segmentation, such as Mask R-CNN, the proposed method hides secret information into each object's region by using the masks of instance segmentation, thus realizing the information hiding of the foreground object without background. This method not only makes it more efficient for the receiver to extract information, but also proves to be more secure and robust by experiments.


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R. Meng, Q. Cui, Z. Zhou, C. Yuan and X. Sun, "A novel steganography algorithm based on instance segmentation," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 63, no.1, pp. 183–196, 2020.


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