Abstract—The goal of cryptography is to maintain the
secrecy of information while steganography aims to hide the
information. A hybrid steganography and cryptography
method was introduced to increase the security of data
transmission. Random Similar Bit Mapping (RSBM) was
proposed to hide a secret message without modifying the image
and generates a Position File (PF) which stores the positions of
a hidden message. PF is encrypted using Advanced Encryption
Standard (AES) algorithm before being sent to the receiver.
Two security measures were proposed to estimate the message
location in PF based on Correct Position Finding (CPF) for
message detection against a brute force attack. This paper
compared related works using the proposed security measures
to evaluate its security. From the CPF probability analysis,
RSBM produced the lowest CPF probability results, while
recording the highest CPF time complexity results in CPF time
complexity analysis. In conclusion, RSBM ensured high data
security which can be implemented in any information hiding
Index Terms—Cryptography, information hiding, probability analysis, steganography, time complexity analysis.
A. A. Zakaria is with the Department of Cryptography Development, CyberSecurity Malaysia, 63000 Selangor, Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
N. A. Abdullah is with the Centre for Foundation Studies in Sciences, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Abdul Alif Zakaria and Norli Anida Abdullah, "Secure Information Hiding Based on Random Similar Bit Mapping," International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 568-575, 2020.Copyright © 2020 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).