Title: A lossless image encryption algorithm using matrix transformations and XOR operation

Authors: Assia Beloucif; Lemnouar Noui

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, University of Batna, Batna, Algeria ' Department of Mathematics, University of Batna, Batna, Algeria

Abstract: Encryption is the way to ensure confidentiality of different data, digital images have special features as large data, bulky data, and strong correlation between pixels, which makes traditional encryption algorithms not suitable for image encryption. For this concern, we propose a novel lossless encryption scheme for digital images based on combination of matrix transformations and XOR operation. The numerical experimental results confirms that the proposed method achieves high security level against brute force attacks, statistical attacks and sensitivity analysis, moreover the suggested algorithm provides a good randomness properties, thus our method can be applied for image encryption and transmission in sensitive domains.

Keywords: lossless image encryption; confidentiality; matrix transformations; multimedia security.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICT.2018.090424

International Journal of Information and Communication Technology, 2018 Vol.13 No.1, pp.99 - 113

Received: 15 Jan 2015
Accepted: 04 Jun 2015

Published online: 17 Jan 2018 *

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