Stable Messenger: Steganography for Message-Concealed Image Generation


In the ever-expanding digital landscape, safeguarding sensitive information remains paramount. This paper delves deep into digital protection, specifically focusing on steganography. While prior research predominantly fixated on individual bit decoding, we address this limitation by introducing ``message accuracy’’, a novel metric evaluating the entirety of decoded messages for a more holistic evaluation. In addition, we propose an adaptive universal loss tailored to enhance message accuracy, named Log-Sum-Exponential (LSE) loss, thereby significantly improving the message accuracy of recent approaches. Furthermore, we also introduce a new latent-aware encoding technique in our framework named Stable Messenger, harnessing pretrained Stable Diffusion for advanced steganographic image generation, giving rise to a better trade-off between image quality and message recovery. Throughout experimental results, we have demonstrated the superior performance of the new LSE loss and latent-aware encoding technique. This comprehensive approach marks a significant step in evolving evaluation metrics, refining loss functions, and innovating image concealment techniques, aiming for more robust and dependable information protection.

Khoi Nguyen
Khoi Nguyen
AI Research Scientist

My research interests include Computer Vision and Machine Learning.