Fundamentals of a classical chaos-based cryptosystem with some quantum cryptography features

G. Vidal, M. S. Baptista, H. Mancini

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We present the fundamentals of a cryptographic method based on a hyperchaotic system and a protocol which inherits some properties of the quantum cryptography that can be straightforwardly applied on the existing communication systems of nonoptical communication channels. It is an appropriate tool to provide security on software applications for VoIP, as in Skype, dedicated to voice communication through Internet. This would enable that an information packet be sent through Internet preventing attacks with strategies similar to that employed if this same packet is transferred in an optical channel under a quantum cryptographic scheme. This method relies on fundamental properties possessed by chaotic signals and coupled chaotic systems. Some of these properties have never been explored in secure communications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1250243
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012


  • cryptography
  • higher-dimensional chaos
  • synchronization


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