A Novel Image Encryption Algorithm Using Multiple Encryption Techniques for Mobile Devices

Author(s): Showkat Ahmad Bhat*, Amandeep Singh

Journal Name: International Journal of Sensors, Wireless Communications and Control

Volume 10 , Issue 2 , 2020

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Background & Objective: Digital multimedia exchange between different mobile communication devices has increased rapidly with the invention of the high-speed data services like LTE-A, LTE, and WiMAX. However, there are always certain security risks associated with the use of wireless communication technologies.

Methods: To protect the digital images against cryptographic attacks different image encryption algorithms are being employed in the wireless communication networks. These algorithms use comparatively less key spaces and accordingly offer inadequate security. The proposed algorithm described in this paper based on Rubik’s cube principle because of its high confusion and diffusion properties, Arnold function having effective scrambling power, blocking cipher with block encryption and permutation powers. The main strength of the proposed algorithm lies in the large key spaces and the combination of different high power encryption techniques at each stage of algorithm. The different operations employed on the image are with four security keys of different key spaces at multiple stages of the algorithm.

Results & Conclusion: Finally, the effectiveness and the security analysis results shows that the proposed image encryption algorithm attains high encryption and security capabilities along with high resistance against cryptanalytic attacks, differential attacks and statistical attacks.

Keywords: Image decryption, arnold function, image encryption, LTE, NPCR (Number of Pixel Change Rate), symmetric key, techniques, UACI (Unified Average Changing Intensity).

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Article Details

Year: 2020
Published on: 15 September, 2020
Page: [123 - 142]
Pages: 20
DOI: 10.2174/2210327909666190408094102
Price: $25

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