Cryptanalysis of the RCES/RSES image encryption scheme

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1130-1143
Journal / PublicationJournal of Systems and Software
Volume81
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008

Abstract

Recently, a chaos-based image encryption scheme called RCES (also called RSES) was proposed. This paper analyses the security of RCES, and points out that it is insecure against the known/chosen-plaintext attacks: the number of required known/chosen plain-images is only one or two to succeed an attack. In addition, the security of RCES against the brute-force attack was overestimated. Both theoretical and experimental analyses are given to show the performance of the suggested known/chosen-plaintext attacks. The insecurity of RCES is due to its special design, which makes it a typical example of insecure image encryption schemes. A number of lessons are drawn from the reported cryptanalysis of RCES, consequently suggesting some common principles for ensuring a high level of security of an image encryption scheme. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • Chaotic cryptography, Chosen-plaintext attack, CKBA, Cryptanalysis, Image encryption, Known-plaintext attack, RCES/RSES

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Cryptanalysis of the RCES/RSES image encryption scheme. / Li, Shujun; Li, Chengqing; Chen, Guanrong et al.

In: Journal of Systems and Software, Vol. 81, No. 7, 07.2008, p. 1130-1143.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review