Hiding in Plain Sight - Symmetric Key Chaotic Image Encryption by Sequential Pixel Shuffling

  • Aniq Ur RahmanEmail author
  • Mayukh BhattacharyyaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 969)


Security of personal information is affirmation of the right to privacy. With increasing data requirements of consumers and the bulk of archival information thereby created needs storage space and here cloud storage comes to the rescue, which however is prone to cyber attacks and needs better data security protocols as time changes. In this paper, we propose a novel symmetric-key image encryption scheme by shuffling the pixels which renders the information unintelligible. We show how our technique provides an additional layer of security on top of the regular encryption techniques. We analyze our algorithm by performing statistical and difference attack tests. We also discuss the brute force attack and its viability. The results validate effectiveness of our encryption scheme.


Visual cryptography Multimedia security Information hiding 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of Technology DurgapurDurgapurIndia

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