Decoding methods for DNA steganalysis

Marc B. Beck, University of Louisville
Ahmed H. Desoky, University of Louisville
Eric C. Rouchka, University of Louisville
Roman V. Yampolskiy, University of Louisville


Recent advances in genetic engineering have made insertion of artificial DNA strands into living cells of organisms possible. In recent years researchers have developed several methods for the insertion of information into DNA sequences. DNA has a great capability for data storage, but messages can also be inserted for watermarking or communication of secret messages. Forensic data collection and data security have made it critical to develop software with the ability to detect, extract, and decode messages hidden in DNA sequences. We have developed a software toolkit that is able to find and extract a message from a DNA sequence. Copyright © (2014) by the International Society for Computers and Their Applications.