Content-based image authentication: Current status, issues, and challenges

Shui H. Han, Chao Hsien Chu

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With today's global digital environment, the Internet is readily accessible anytime from everywhere, so does the digital image manipulation software; thus, digital data is easy to be tampered without notice. Under this circumstance, integrity verification has become an important issue in the digital world. The aim of this paper is to present an in-depth review and analysis on the methods of detecting image tampering. We introduce the notion of content-based image authentication and the features required to design an effective authentication scheme. We review major algorithms and frequently used security mechanisms found in the open literature. We also analyze and discuss the performance trade-offs and related security issues among existing technologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-32
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Information Security
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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