Mathematica Eterna

Mathematica Eterna
Open Access

ISSN: 1314-3344



Information Hiding with Data Diffusion using Convolutional Encoding for Super-encryption

J M Blackledge, P Tobin, J Myeza and C M Adolfo

The unification of data encryption with information hiding methods continues to receive significant attention because of the importance of protecting encrypted information by making it covert. This is because one of the principal limitations in any cryptographic system is that encrypted data flags the potential importance of the data (i.e. the plaintext information that has been encrypted) possibly leading to the launch of an attack which may or may not be successful. Information hiding overcomes this limitation by making the data (which may be the plaintext or the encrypted plaintext) imperceptible, the security of the hidden information being compromised if and only if its existence is detected.