Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2006/215

Cryptanalysis of an Image Scrambling Scheme without Bandwidth Expansion

Shujun Li and Chengqing Li and Kowk-Tung Lo and Guanrong Chen

Abstract: Recently, a novel image scrambling (i.e., encryption) scheme without bandwidth expansion was proposed based on two-dimensional (2-D)discrete prolate spheroidal sequences (DPSS). This paper gives a comprehensive cryptanalysis of the image scrambling scheme, and draw a conclusion that it is not sufficiently secure against various cryptographical attacks, including ciphertext-only attack, known/chosen-plaintext attack and chosen-ciphertext attack. The cryptanalytic results suggest that the image scrambling scheme can only be used to realize perceptual encryption, instead of provide content protection for digital images.

Category / Keywords: discrete prolate spheroidal sequences (DPSS), image scrambling, encryption, cryptanalysis, ciphertext-only attack, known-plaintext attack, chosen-plaintext attack, chosen-ciphertext attack, Hadamard matrix, perceptual encryption

Date: received 27 Jun 2006, last revised 29 Jun 2006

Contact author: hooklee75 at hotmail com

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