Steganalysis of video sequences using collusion sensitivity
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In this thesis we present an effective steganalysis technique for digital video sequences based on the collusion attack. Steganalysis is the process of detecting with a high probability the presence of covert data in multimedia. Existing algorithms for steganalysis target detecting covert information in still images. When applied directly to video sequences these approaches are suboptimal. In this thesis we present methods that overcome this limitation by using redundant information present in the temporal domain to detect covert messages in the form of Gaussian watermarks. In particular we target the spread spectrum steganography method because of its widespread use. Our gains are achieved by exploiting the collusion attack that has recently been studied in the field of digital video watermarking and more sophisticated pattern recognition tools. Through analysis and simulations we, evaluate the effectiveness of the video steganalysis method based on averaging based collusion scheme. Other forms of collusion attack in the form of weighted linear collusion and block-based collusion schemes have been proposed to improve the detection performance. The proposed steganalsyis methods were successful in detecting hidden watermarks bearing low SNR with high accuracy. The simulation results also show the improved performance of the proposed temporal based methods over the spatial methods. We conclude that the essence of future video steganalysis techniques lies in the exploitation of the temporal redundancy.