Title: Analysis of Lorenz-chaos and exclusive-OR based image encryption scheme

Authors: Indu Saini; Phool Singh; Anil Kumar Yadav

Addresses: Department of Applied Sciences, The NorthCap University, Gurugram, 122017, India ' Department of Applied Sciences, The NorthCap University, Gurugram, 122017, India ' Department of Applied Mathematics, Amity School of Applied Sciences, Amity University Haryana, Gurgaon, 122413, India

Abstract: In this paper, analysis of Lorenz-chaos and exclusive-OR based image encryption scheme has been presented. The Lorenz system is used in shuffling the positions of image pixels in the spatial-domain and gray values of pixels are altered with exclusive-OR operation. The encryption scheme has been validated for grayscale images using MATLAB 7.14 and is sensitive to the encryption parameters of the Lorenz system. The experimental results establish that the key-space is large enough to resist brute-force attack, and demonstrate the scheme's resistance to noise and occlusion attacks. Statistical and correlation analysis of adjacent pixels are also performed.

Keywords: image encryption; chaos; Lorenz system; exclusive-OR; XOR; occlusion and noise attack.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCCPS.2017.088769

International Journal of Social Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems, 2017 Vol.2 No.1, pp.59 - 72

Received: 19 Apr 2017
Accepted: 07 Aug 2017

Published online: 14 Dec 2017 *

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