Forensic hash for multimedia information

TitleForensic hash for multimedia information
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsLu W, Varna AL, Wu M
JournalSPIE Media Forensics and Security
Pagination7541–0Y - 7541–0Y
Date Published2010///

Digital multimedia such as images and videos are prevalent on today’s internet and cause significantsocial impact, which can be evidenced by the proliferation of social networking sites with user generated
contents. Due to the ease of generating and modifying images and videos, it is critical to establish
trustworthiness for online multimedia information. In this paper, we propose a new framework to
perform multimedia forensics by using compact side information to reconstruct the processing history
of a multimedia document. We refer to this framework as FASHION, standing for Forensic hASH for
informatION assurance. As a first step in the modular design for FASHION, we propose new algorithms
based on Radon transform and scale space theory to effectively estimate the parameters of geometric
transforms and detect local tampering that an image may have undergone. The FASHION framework
is designed to answer a much broader range of questions regarding the processing history of multimedia
data than simple binary decision from robust image hashing, and also offers more efficient and accurate
forensic analysis than multimedia forensic techniques that do not use any side information.