Hide Text within a Video Using Data Encryption Standard (DES) Technology

Abbas Ali Hassan Al-Agaili, Huda Hamdan Ali, Hayder A. Naser

© 2024 Hayder A. Naser, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International. (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Citation Information: SAR Journal. Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 24-28, ISSN 2619-9955,, March 2024.

Received: 14 February 2024.
Revised:   15 March 2024.
Accepted: 21 March 2024.
Published: 27 March 2024.


It is possible to encode a message using one of the encryption algorithms and embed the text within a selected frame from the video, as this is considered a more secure method for handling confidential information. The concealment is deemed unbreakable because the message is encrypted in a manner that prevents decryption, making it challenging to retrieve the hidden text. In this study, Data Encryption Standard (DES) technology was employed to embed the last bits of the chosen video frame using a software-based approach. The frames, decoders, PSNR, and encrypted messages are illustrated in various videos. The results demonstrated minimal impact on the video's accuracy, as concealment occurs in the least significant bits (LSB), preserving the overall precision of the video.

Keywords – Data Encryption Standard, DES, least significant bits, LSB, steganography.


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