Robustness and security of digital watermarks

Lesley R. Matheson, Stephen G. Mitchell, Talal G. Shamoon, Robert E. Tarjan, Francis Zane

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Digital watermarking is a nascent but promising technology that offers protection of unencrypted digital content. This paper is a brief technical survey of the multimedia watermarking landscape. The three main technical challenges faced by watermarking algorithms are fidelity, robustness and security. Current watermarking methods offer possibly acceptable fidelity and robustness against certain types of processing, such as data compression and noise addition, but are not sufficiently robust against geometric transforms such as scaling and cropping of images. Theoretical approaches have been developed that could lead to secure watermarking methods, but substantial gaps remain between theory and practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFinancial Cryptography - 2nd International Conference, FC 1998, Proceedings
EditorsRafael Hirschfeld
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)3540649514, 9783540649519
StatePublished - 1998
Event2nd International Conference on Financial Cryptography, FC 1998 - British West Indies, Anguilla
Duration: Feb 23 1998Feb 25 1998

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other2nd International Conference on Financial Cryptography, FC 1998
CityBritish West Indies

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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