Date Added: Jan 2012
Image encryption is one of the most methods of information hiding. A novel secure encryption method for image hiding is presented in this paper. The proposed method provides good confusion and diffusion properties that ensures high security due to mixing the two Boolean operations: XOR and Rotation that are done on the bits of the pixels in the image. This method is implemented by firstly doing a sequential XOR operation on all the bits of pixels in the image, and secondly makes a circular rotate right of these bits. These two operations are repeated many times during the encryption phase.