Project Summary

Criminals and terrorists use more and more data hiding methods (steganography) for concealing incriminating information in innocent looking digital media files such as images, video, audio, and text files. The main objective of UNCOVER is to fill existing gaps in the ability of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) for detecting the presence of such hidden information (i.e., steganalysis). The members of UNCOVER are committed to substantially increase the technological autonomy of LEAs in the field of digital media steganalysis. With its consortium of 22 partners including LEAs, forensic institutes, leading researchers working at universities and research institutions, as well as industrial companies, UNCOVER sets out to outperform available steganalysis solutions in terms of performance, usability, operational needs, privacy protection, and chain-of-custody considerations.

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