Title

Fooling Public-Key Watermarking Detectors with Optimal Color Noise

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

11-2009

Abstract

Public-key watermarking methods should have two properties: (1) allowing everyone to determine whether a watermark exists in an image or not; (2) having a high detection probability in case of malicious modification. This paper proposes a pollution attack which pollutes the watermark embedded in an image with an optimal color noise and hence fools the detector of the public-key watermarking scheme. Furthermore, it applies the proposed attack to public-key subspace watermarking schemes. In our experiments, pirated images are generated by inserting optimal colored signals into watermarked images. As a result, the pirated images are of high quality, but of low detection probability. The experiment results demonstrate that the present pollution attack is very effective.

Discipline

Information Security

Research Areas

Information Security and Trust

Publication

Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Multimedia Information NEtworking and Security (MINES 2009), IEEE Computer Society

First Page

5

Last Page

9

ISBN

9780769538433

Identifier

10.1109/MINES.2009.129

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

Wuhan, China

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MINES.2009.129