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Cryptanalyzing an encryption scheme based on blind source separation

Li, SJ, Li, CQ, Lo, KT and Chen, GR (2008) Cryptanalyzing an encryption scheme based on blind source separation IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part 1: Regular Papers, 55 (4). 1055 - 1063. ISSN 1549-8328

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Abstract

Recently, there was a proposal of using the underdetermined blind source separation (BSS) principle to design image and speech encryption. In this paper, we report a cryptanalysis of this BSS-based encryption scheme and point out that it is not secure against known-/chosen-plaintext attack and chosen-ciphertext attack. In addition, we discuss some other security defects of the schemes: (1) it has a low sensitivity to part of the key and to the plaintext; (2) it is weak against a ciphertext-only differential attack; and (3) a divide-and-conquer (DAC) attack can be used to break part of the key. We finally analyze the role of BSS in this approach towards cryptographically secure ciphers.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: blind source separation (BSS), chosen-ciphertext attack, chosen-plaintext attack, cryptanalysis, differential attack, divide-and-conquer (DAC) attack, image encryption, known-plaintext attack, speech encryption, IMAGE ENCRYPTION, FEA-M, SECURITY, ALGORITHM, VIDEO
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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 11 May 2012 13:49
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:26
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/532452

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