Visible to the public MP4 Steganography: Analyzing and Detecting TCSteg

TitleMP4 Steganography: Analyzing and Detecting TCSteg
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsRamirez, Anthony, Fernandez, Alfredo
Conference NameProceedings of the 5th Annual Conference on Research in Information Technology
Conference LocationNew York, NY, USA
ISBN Number978-1-4503-4453-1
Keywordscomposability, Containers, covert., detection, hidden, Metrics, mp4, overt, privacy, pubcrawl, steganalysis, steganography, steganography detection, veracrypt, volume

The MP4 files has become to most used video media file available, and will mostly likely remain at the top for some time to come. This makes MP4 files an interesting candidate for steganography. With its size and structure, it offers a challenge to steganography developers. While some attempts have been made to create a truly covert file, few are as successful as Martin Fiedler's TCSteg. TCSteg allows users to hide a TrueCrypt hidden volume in an MP4 file. The structure of the file makes it difficult to identify that a volume exists. In our analysis of TCSteg, we will show how Fielder's code works and how we may be able to detect the existence of steganography. We will then implement these methods in hope that other steganography analysis can use them to determine if an MP4 file is a carrier file. Finally, we will address the future of MP4 steganography.

Citation Keyramirez_mp4_2016