—Microsoft Word is the most famous and popular
word processor in the world nowadays and the last versions of it
depend on eXtended Markup Language (XML) by using Open
Office XML format (OOXML). Usually MS Word document
contain sensitive data, this document may be sending over
internet, via email or even stored in cloud. This makes the data
in this document vulnerable to many security threats. This
paper introduce novel method to protect the data inside
MS-word document using cryptography and steganography
techniques, via propose two algorithms, one for hiding user’s
selected content from the document into an zero dimension
image, and the other for retrieving the original plain text. The
implemented method gave a good result in hiding the content of
the file regard less the type of the content.
—MS-Word document, cryptography,
steganography, XML fileK, zero dimension image, MS-Word
Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed is with the ICT Department, The National
Assembly, Sudan (e-mail: Mohamed.firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed, Obay G. Altrafi, Mohamed O. Ismail, and Mawada O. Elobied, "A Novel Method to Protect Content of Microsoft Word Document Using Cryptography and Steganography," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 292-296, 2015.