An effective image compression–encryption scheme based on compressive sensing (CS) and game of life (GOL)


Journal Article

© 2020, Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature. At present, information entropies of cipher images gotten by some CS-based image cryptosystems are lower than 7, which make them vulnerable to entropy attack. To cope with this problem, we propose a novel image compression–encryption method based on compressive sensing (CS) and game of life (GOL). Encryption architecture of permutation, compression and diffusion is utilized. Firstly, a plaintext-dependent game-of-life-based scrambling method is presented to shuffle the sparse coefficient matrix of plain image, and the permutation matrix is constructed by rules of GOL, which may effectively reduce the adjacent pixel correlation and enhance the scrambling effect. Secondly, the confused matrix is compressed by CS and diffused using a key matrix to get the cipher image. Additionally, a five-dimensional (5D) memristive hyperchaotic system is used to generate chaotic sequences. They are utilized to construct measurement matrix, to generate initial cell matrix of GOL and to produce key matrix. Information entropy of plain image and external key parameters are combined to compute initial values of the hyperchaotic system. Therefore, our algorithm has high sensitivity to original image and it may resist against known-plaintext attack and chosen-plaintext attack. Experimental results and performance analyses demonstrate that the proposed encryption algorithm is effective to withstand various typical attacks, and it may be applied for image secure communication.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gan, Z; Chai, X; Zhang, J; Zhang, Y; Chen, Y

Published Date

  • September 1, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 17

Start / End Page

  • 14113 - 14141

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1433-3058

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0941-0643

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00521-020-04808-8

Citation Source

  • Scopus