Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Frances Van Scoy
Social media is a vastly used communication tool with billions of users worldwide. These social networks provide users the ability to share their ideas and thoughts through the messages, videos, and images that they post. The images that are shared can possibly be embedded with private messages through the use of a steganographic tool. The messages are embedded in a fashion that doesn’t change the visual appearance of an image. This allows for these types of images to hide in plain sight, which creates the possibility of someone communicating privately in a public social media setting. This project proved how that it is possible, with an experiment that tested the image stego tools DIIT, Steghide, OutGuess, and ExifTool on Reddit and Twitter, using a method developed for sharing steganographic images to social media websites.
Coles, Kendall Weldon, "Evaluating Social Media as a Medium of Private Communication Through Steganographic Images" (2021). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 8020.