Abstract: Maintaining the security of the secret information has been a great challenge. Communication shared through Internet, draws the attention of third parties, hackers and crackers, which may cause attempts to break and expose the unusual messages. Steganography is a promising region which is used for secured data transmission over any public media. In this paper, a text steganography procedure has been planned with the help of techniques: English based text steganography and word mapping technique applied in the online shopping area using credit card transaction. This would help the user credentials and the transaction page in a safe and secure way for the users. Accuracy as a factor, also captured the encryption time measured before and after encrypting the information.

Keywords: Hackers, Crackers, Encryption, English based text steganography, Word mapping technique.