University of Massachusetts Lowell
Encryption is used to securely transmit data in open networks. Each type of data has its own features; therefore different techniques should be used to protect confidential image data from unauthorized access. In this paper, the authors propose a novel concept of combined partial image encryption using phase manipulation and sign encryption. Entire encryption process involves two stages where image to be encrypted are applied to phase manipulation block. In first stage Fourier Transform (FT) is applied to get phase and magnitude of the input image. Phase of the image are scrambled to get modified image after applying Inverse Fourier Transform. In second stage the modified image is partially encrypted by using sign encryption.