Attacking subsampling-based watermarking

Wei Lu, Hongtao Lu, Fu Lai Korris Chung

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This letter describes a permutation attack (PA) to the subsampling-based watermarking scheme where the high correlations between subimages obtained by subsampling the original image are used for watermark embedding. We show that the correlations can also be easily used to attack the watermarking scheme through a simple permutation procedure, while the quality degradation of attacked watermarked image is visually acceptable. Experimental results show the efficiency of the proposed P attack algorithm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3239-3240
Number of pages2
JournalIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005


  • Digital watermarking
  • Permutation
  • Subsampling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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