A secure lightweight texture encryption scheme

Alireza Jolfaei, Xin-Wen Wu, Vallipuram Muthukkumarasamy

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Due to the widespread application of augmented and virtual environments, the research into 3D content protection is fundamentally important. To maintain confidentiality, encryption of 3D content, including the 3D objects and texture images, is essential. In this paper, a novel texture encryption scheme is proposed which complements the existing 3D object encryption methods. The proposed method encrypts texture images by bit masking and a permutation procedure using the Salsa20/12 stream cipher. The method is lightweight and satisfies the security requirement. It also prevents the partial disclosure of the encrypted 3D surface geometry by protecting the texture patterns from being partially leaked. The scheme has a better speed-security profile than the full encryption and the selective (4 most significant bit-plane) encryption by 128-bit AES. The encryption schemes are implemented and tested with 500 sample texture images. The experimental results show that the scheme has a better encryption performance compared to the full/selective encryption by 128-bit AES.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImage and Video Technology – PSIVT 2015 Workshops
Subtitle of host publicationRV 2015, GPID 2013, VG 2015, EO4AS 2015, MCBMIIA 2015, and VSWS 2015. Revised Selected Papers
EditorsFay Huang, Akihiro Sugimoto
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319302850
ISBN (Print)9783319302843
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event7th Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 23 Nov 201527 Nov 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference7th Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand


  • Texture image
  • 3D object
  • Encryption
  • Salsa Dance
  • Permutation
  • Lightweightedness
  • Security
  • Salsa dance


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