Cryptanalysis of a New Signal Security System for Multimedia Data Transmission
© Li et al. 2005
Received: 23 August 2004
Published: 31 May 2005
Recently, a new signal security system called TDCEA (two-dimensional circulation encryption algorithm) was proposed for real-time multimedia data transmission. This paper gives a comprehensive analysis on the security of TDCEA. The following security problems are found: (1) there exist some essential security defects in TDCEA; (2) two known-plaintext attacks can break TDCEA; (3) the chosen-plaintext and chosen-ciphertext versions of the aforementioned two known-plaintext attacks can break TDCEA even with a smaller complexity and a better performance. Some experiments are given to show the security defects of TDCEA and the feasibility of the proposed known-plaintext attacks. As a conclusion, TDCEA is not suitable for applications that require a high level of security.