14. The Steganalysis Problem

  1. Hans Georg Schaathun

Published Online: 22 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118437957.ch14

Machine Learning in Image Steganalysis

Machine Learning in Image Steganalysis

How to Cite

Schaathun, H. G. (2012) The Steganalysis Problem, in Machine Learning in Image Steganalysis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118437957.ch14

Author Information

  1. Ålesund University College, Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470663059

Online ISBN: 9781118437957



  • steganalysis problem;
  • steganalysis as eavesdropper's problem, and covert message;
  • difficulty of steganalysis, decreasing with covert message size;
  • steganographic capacity on the embedded, remaining undetectable;
  • quantitative steganalysis, for hidden message length;
  • steganalysis and training set, for cover-source mismatch problems;
  • searching for ideal cover source, a complex task;
  • images with a high texture, good camouflage for messages;
  • capturing device, effect on detectability;
  • double compression tricking steganalyser, leaving out detectable artifacts


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Different Use Cases

  • Images and Training Sets

  • Composite Classifier Systems

  • Summary