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In IEEE transactions on cybernetics

So far, researchers have proposed many forensics tools to protect the authenticity and integrity of digital information. However, with the explosive development of machine learning, existing forensics tools may compromise against new attacks anytime. Hence, it is always necessary to investigate anti-forensics to expose the vulnerabilities of forensics tools. It is beneficial for forensics researchers to develop new tools as countermeasures. To date, one of the potential threats is the generative adversarial networks (GANs), which could be employed for fabricating or forging falsified data to attack forensics detectors. In this article, we investigate the anti-forensics performance of GANs by proposing a novel model, the ExS-GAN, which features an extra supervision system. After training, the proposed model could launch anti-forensics attacks on various manipulated images. Evaluated by experiments, the proposed method could achieve high anti-forensics performance while preserving satisfying image quality. We also justify the proposed extra supervision via an ablation study.

Ding Feng, Shen Zhangyi, Zhu Guopu, Kwong Sam, Zhou Yicong, Lyu Siwei