Optimal Detection of OutGuess using an Accurate Model of DCT Coefficients
Proc. of IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security(WIFS)
This paper presents an optimal statistical test for the detection of OutGuess steganographic algorithm using an accurate statistical model of Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) coefficients. First, this paper presents the proposed novel sta- tistical model of quantized DCT coefficients. Then, this model is applied to design an optimal statistical test for the detection of OutGuess data hiding scheme. To this end, the detection of hidden data is then cast within the framework of hypothesis testing theory. The optimal Likelihood Ratio Test (LRT) is first presented. Then, for a practical application, a Generalized LRT is proposed using Maximum Likelihood Estimations of unknown parameters. Large scale numerical results show that the proposed approach allows the reliable and efficient detection of OutGuess scheme.