Survey: image encryption using Salsa20

Alireza Jolfaei, Abdolrasoul Mirghadri

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In present times, multimedia protection is becoming increasingly jeopardized. Therefore numerous ways of protecting information are being utilized by individuals, businesses, and governments. In this paper, we survey Salsa20 as a method for protecting the distribution of digital images in an efficient and secure way. So, we performed a series of tests and some comparisons to justify salsa20 efficiency for image encryption. These tests included visual testing, key space analysis, histogram analysis, information entropy, encryption quality, correlation analysis, differential analysis, sensitivity analysis and performance analysis. Simulation experiment has validated the effectiveness of the Salsa20 scheme for image encryption.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-220
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Science Issues
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Salsa20
  • image encryption test
  • comparison


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