Enhanced Data Security in Quick Response (QR) Code Using Image Steganography Technique with DWT-DCT-SVD

Authors(2) :-Anupriya Arya, Sarita Soni

In this paper, we have proposed a novel hybrid invisible steganography scheme based on DWT, DCT and SVD. The encoding and decoding operation in the spatial domain is proposed. The text message is hidden in the QR-code image. The QR-code image is hidden into the singular value component. Reversible data hiding is an approach to extract the information embedded covertly as well as the host image. We introduce a novel Steganography method to embed QR codes in digital images. Here we use Least Significant Bit to embed the QR code into the image. Data Security using QR code uses the latest technique of QR code encoding of data and the encoded data is communicated through an insecure channel by means of digital watermarking techniques.

Authors and Affiliations

Anupriya Arya
M-tech Scholar Student, Department of Computer Science Engineering, BBAU Central University, Lucknow, UP, India
Sarita Soni
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science Engineering, BBAU Central University, Lucknow, UP, India

Index Terms— Cover image Steganography, Quick response (QR) code, DWT, DCT, and SVD.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 5 | May-June 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 59-65
Manuscript Number : CSEIT1833764
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

ISSN : 2456-3307

Cite This Article :

Anupriya Arya, Sarita Soni, "Enhanced Data Security in Quick Response (QR) Code Using Image Steganography Technique with DWT-DCT-SVD", International Journal of Scientific Research in Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology (IJSRCSEIT), ISSN : 2456-3307, Volume 3, Issue 5, pp.59-65, May-June-2018.
Journal URL : http://ijsrcseit.com/CSEIT1833764

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