Visual Cryptography Scheme for Color Image Using Random Number With Enveloping by Digital Watermarking
Visual Cryptography is a special type of encryption technique to obscure image-based secret information which can be decrypted by Human Visual System (HVS). This cryptographic system encrypts the secret image by dividing it into n number of shares and decryption is done by superimposing a certain number of shares (k) or more. Simple visual cryptography is insecure because of the decryption process done by human visual system. The secret information can be retrieved by anyone if the person gets at least k number of shares. Watermarking is a technique to put a signature of the owner within the creation.