Nonlinear Dynamics

, Volume 73, Issue 1–2, pp 795–800 | Cite as

Cryptanalysis of a parallel sub-image encryption method with high-dimensional chaos

Original Paper


Recently, a parallel sub-image encryption method with high-dimensional chaos has been proposed. But there is a fatal flaw in the cryptosystem that the generated keystream remains unchanged when encrypting every image. Based on this point, we could recover the plaintext by applying chosen plaintext attack. Therefore the proposed cryptosystem is not supposed to be used in image transmission system. Experimental results show the feasibility of our attack.


Cryptanalysis Sub-image encryption Parallel encryption High-dimensional chaos 



This research is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 61173183, 60973152, and 60573172), the Superior University Doctor Subject Special Scientific Research Foundation of China (No. 20070141014), Program for Liaoning Excellent Talents in University (No. LR2012003), the National Natural Science Foundation of Liaoning province (No. 20082165) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (No. DUT12JB06).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Electronic Information and Electrical EngineeringDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina

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