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A Secure Image Encryption Algorithm Based on the Rubik’s Cube Principle

Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering 01/2012; DOI: 10.1155/2012/173931

ABSTRACT In the past few years, several encryption algorithms based on chaotic systems have been proposed
as means to protect digital images against cryptographic attacks. These encryption algorithms typically
uses relatively small key spaces and thus offers limited security, especially if they are one dimensional.
In this paper, we proposed a novel image encryption algorithm based on Rubik’s cube principle. The
original image is scrambled using the principle of Rubik’s cube. Then, XOR operator is applied to rows
and columns of the scrambled image using two secret keys. Finally, the experimental results and security
analysis show that the proposed image encryption scheme not only can achieve good encryption and
perfect hiding ability and resist to exhaustive attack, statistical attack and differential attack.

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