Proposed Method for Text Steganography

  • Received
    November 30, 2023
  • Revised
    February 8, 2024
  • Accepted
    February 10, 2024
  • Published
    February 10, 2024


  • Alaa Abdullah Idress
  • Yaseen Hikmat Ismael


Many people can now communicate with each other easily and at a high speed. However, using the Internet for communication is accompanied by the problem of providing protection. Researchers initially used various encryption systems to provide data protection, but seeing the data in its encrypted form raises suspicion in the attacker or intruder that significant and sensitive data has been encrypted, which uses different methods to break the code and try to find out its content. Information-hiding techniques have emerged as a tool embedded in secret data within a transmission medium so the attacker will not notice the presence of that data. Steganography technology uses different media types to cover includes the secret message. The media can be an images, audio, video, text, or other media. The process of hiding in text involves a set of challenges or difficulties, the most important of which is the lack of spaces that can be exploited in the process of hiding, in addition to the significant influence of the text on the hidden data. This research proposes a method for hiding inside the text. The technique consists of two levels. The first is searching for the letters of the secret message in the cover text and encoding those locations. In contrast, the second level includes converting the symbols of the letter locations into a binary form and hiding them in the cover text in a new way. The proposed method achieved a high level of security for hiding data within the text, making it difficult for an attacker to discover it.


Text-Steganography, Information Hiding, Text Confidentiality


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