Breaking a chaotic cryptographic scheme based on composition MAPS

Chengqing Li, David Arroyo, Kwok Tung Lo

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Recently a chaotic cryptographic scheme based on composition maps was proposed. This paper studies the security of the scheme and reports the following problems: (1) the scheme can be broken by a differential attack with 6 + logL(MN)⌉ chosen plaintexts, where MN is the size of the plaintext and L is the number of different elements in plaintext; (2)the two composition maps both do not work as a secure and efficient source of random numbers; (3)the scheme is not sensitive to the changes of the plaintext.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2561-2568
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • Chaos
  • cryptanalysis
  • differential attack
  • encryption
  • image

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • General
  • Applied Mathematics

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