A novel image encryption scheme based on DNA sequence operations and chaotic systems


Journal Article

© 2017, The Natural Computing Applications Forum. In the paper, a novel image encryption algorithm based on DNA sequence operations and chaotic systems is proposed. The encryption architecture of permutation and diffusion is adopted. Firstly, 256-bit hash value of the plain image is gotten to calculate the initial values and system parameters of the 2D Logistic-adjusted-Sine map (2D-LASM) and a new 1D chaotic system; thus, the encryption scheme highly depends on the original image. Next, the chaotic sequences from 2D-LASM are used to produce the DNA encoding/decoding rule matrix, and the plain image is encoded into a DNA matrix according to it. Thirdly, DNA level row permutation and column permutation are performed on the DNA matrix of the original image, inter-DNA-plane permutation and intra-DNA-plane permutation can be attained simultaneously, and then, DNA XOR operation is performed on the permutated DNA matrix using a DNA key matrix, and the key matrix is produced by the combination of two 1D chaotic systems. Finally, after decoding the confused DNA matrix, the cipher image is obtained. Experimental results and security analyses demonstrate that the proposed scheme not only has good encryption effect, but also is secure enough to resist against the known attacks.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chai, X; Gan, Z; Yuan, K; Chen, Y; Liu, X

Published Date

  • January 18, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 219 - 237

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0941-0643

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00521-017-2993-9

Citation Source

  • Scopus