StegHash: New Method for Information Hiding in Open Social Networks

Krzysztof Szczypiorski

Abstract

In this paper a new method for information hiding in open social networks is introduced. The method, called StegHash, is based on the use of hashtags in various open social networks to connect multimedia files (like images, movies, songs) with embedded hidden messages. The evaluation of the system was performed on two social media services (Twitter and Instagram) with a simple environment as a proof of concept. The experiments proved that the initial idea was correct, thus the proposed system could create a completely new area of threats in social networks.
Author Krzysztof Szczypiorski IT
Krzysztof Szczypiorski,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
Journal seriesInternational Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications, ISSN 2081-8491, e-ISSN 2300-1933 [0867-6747]
Issue year2016
Vol62
No4
Pages347-352
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishinformation hiding, open social networks, hashtag, StegHash
DOIDOI:10.1515/eletel-2016-0048
projectThe Develpment of Digital Communicatios. Project leader: Siuzdak Jerzy, , Phone: +48 22 234-7232, start date 27-04-2015, end date 31-12-2016, IT/2015/statut, Completed
WEiTI Działalność statutowa
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 27-03-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 27-03-2017, ArticleFromJournal
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