Redundancy in Instruction Sequences of Computer Programs

Kazuhiro HATTANDA  Shuichi ICHIKAWA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E89-A   No.1   pp.219-221
Publication Date: 2006/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e89-a.1.219
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Cryptography and Information Security)
Category: Information Hiding
information hiding,  reordering,  basic block,  digital watermark,  

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There is redundancy in instruction sequences, which can be utilized for information hiding or digital watermarking. This study quantitatively examines the information capacity in the order of variables, basic blocks, and instructions in each basic block. Derived information density was 0.3% for reordering of basic blocks, 0.3% for reordering instructions in basic blocks, and 0.02% for reordering of global variables. The performance degradation caused by this method was less than 6.1%, and the increase in the object file size was less than 5.1%.