A Study on Text Based Steganography Using Email Platform and Color Mapping

Amanpreet Kaur, Sukhvir Kaur, Gunjan Sethi


Steganography is the art of hiding of a message within another so that presence of hidden message is indistinguishable. The key concept behind steganography is that message to be transmitted is not detectable to the casual eye. This is also the advantage of steganography over cryptography. Modern digital steganography uses text, images, audio, video etc. as a cover medium. This paper presents a mechanism of storing the secret message using forward email platform and color mapping table. Various experiments have been conducted and the results are analyzed in this paper.


Steganography; cryptography; plain text; encryption; decryption; cipher.

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