Abstract: The strong need to secure valuable information against unauthorized attacks. Steganography one of the methods that provide a solution against these attacks by hiding the information in digital media such as images, video, sound. Further more, steganography took a step further to hide the information by exploiting DNA characteristics. In this study, proposed an Elliptic Curve (ECC) protocol based blind hiding approach to hide data in a DNA, blind hiding provides a solution to the problem that the sender and the receiver have to secretly communicate both the stego-DNA and the reference sequence. The proposed protocol implemented in two stages: the first stage, encrypt the message using play fairs. Second stage, hide the encrypted message into DNA reference in a random location using ECC and over lapping the stego-DNA with the reference cover. In this way, the extraction process can be done blindly and the communicating parties do not really have to trade anything in progress. The proposed strategy appeared an extraordinary execution giving high security and more speed of time performance.
Zena Ahmed, Saher Adil and Saif M. Kh. Al-Alak, 2019. ECC Based Blind Steganography-DNA for Hidden Information. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 14: 10240-10244.