Security Evaluation for Block Scrambling-Based Image Encryption Including JPEG Distortion against Jigsaw Puzzle Solver Attacks

Tatsuya CHUMAN  Hitoshi KIYA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E101-A   No.12   pp.2405-2408
Publication Date: 2018/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E101.A.2405
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Signal Design and Its Applications in Communications)
Category: Image
Keyword: 
jigsaw puzzle,  JPEG,  encryption,  EtC system,  

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Summary: 
Encryption-then-Compression (EtC) systems have been considered for the user-controllable privacy protection of social media like Twitter. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the security of block scrambling-based encryption schemes, which have been proposed to construct EtC systems. Even though this scheme has enough key spaces against brute-force attacks, each block in encrypted images has almost the same correlation as that of original images. Therefore, it is required to consider the security from different viewpoints from number theory-based encryption methods with provable security such as RSA and AES. In this paper, we evaluate the security of encrypted images including JPEG distortion by using automatic jigsaw puzzle solvers.