Media Hash-Dependent Image Watermarking Resilient Against Both Geometric Attacks and Estimation Attacks Based on False Positive-Oriented Detection.
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia 01/2006; 8:668-685. pp.668-685
Article: Near-Optimal Watermark Estimation and Its Countermeasure: Antidisclosure Watermark for Multiple Watermark Embedding[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Robustness is a critical requirement for a watermarking scheme to be practical. Current watermarking methods usually claim a certain degree of robustness against those attacks that aim to destroy a hidden watermark at the expense of degrading the quality of the media data. However, there exist watermark-estimation attack (WEA), such as the collusion attack, which can remove watermarks while making the attacked data further transparent to its original. Another kind of attack is the copy attack, which can cause protocol ambiguity within a watermarking system. The aim of this paper is to deal with the WEA, which is clever at disclosing hidden information for unauthorized purposes. To this end, we begin by gaining insight into the WEA, leading to formal definitions of optimal watermark estimation and near-perfect cover data recovery. Subject to these definitions, a new content-dependent watermark (CDW) is proposed to deal with watermark-estimation attack. Mathematical analyses and experimental results consistently verify the effectiveness of the proposed watermark estimation and recovery algorithm, and the proposed content-dependent watermark. To our knowledge, this anti-disclosure watermark is the first work that can give those multiple-redundant watermark embedding approaches resistance to both collusion and copy attacksIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology 05/2007; · 1.65 Impact Factor
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C. 01/2010; 40:278-286.
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ABSTRACT: Watermark resistance to geometric attacks is an important issue in the image watermarking community. Most countermeasures proposed in the literature usually focus on the problem of global affine transforms such as rotation, scaling and translation (RST), but few are resistant to challenging cropping and random bending attacks (RBAs). The main reason is that in the existing watermarking algorithms, those exploited robust features are more or less related to the pixel position. In this paper, we present an image watermarking scheme by the use of two statistical features (the histogram shape and the mean) in the Gaussian filtered low-frequency component of images. The two features are: 1) mathematically invariant to scaling the size of images; 2) independent of the pixel position in the image plane; 3)statistically resistant to cropping; and 4) robust to interpolation errors during geometric transformations, and common image processing operations. As a result, the watermarking system provides a satisfactory performance for those content-preserving geometric deformations and image processing operations, including JPEG compression, lowpass filtering, cropping and RBAs.IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology 07/2008; · 1.65 Impact Factor
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