Abstract: One of the most important factors of information technology and communication has been the security of the information. For security purpose the concept of Steganography is being used. Imperceptibility and hiding capacity are very important aspects for efficient secret communication. In this paper a new steganography approach proposed based on LSB technique by using ALPHA channel on JPG cover images and Bit-slicing decomposition on the secrete image. for this method first the secrete image decomposed to bit streams and the data encrypted using an encryption method. On the cover side, an alpha channel is attached to the cover image and the data embedded into LSBs of RGBA channels. The method was implemented and tested by using MATLABŪ (R2011a).

Keywords: LSB, ALPHA channel, RGBA, Bit-slicing.