Secure Authentication Watermarking for Binary Images Using Pattern Matching
In image authentication watermarking, hidden data is inserted into an image to detect any accidental or malicious image alteration. In the literature, quite a small number of cryptography based secure authentication methods are available for binary images. In a cryptography based authentication watermarking, a message authentication code (or digital signature) of the whole image is computed and the resulting code is inserted into the image itself. This paper proposes a new authentication watermarking method for binary images. The main idea is to use the prioritized sub-blocks by pattern matching scheme to embed the code. Shuffling is applied before embedding to equalize the uneven embedding capacity.