Combined Chebyshev and logistic maps to generate pseudorandom number generator for internet of things

Sameeh Abdulghafour Jassim, Alaa Kadhim Farhan


Sensitive data exchanging among things over the Internet must be protected by a powerful cryptographic system. Conventional cryptographic such as advanced encryption standard (AES), and respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) are not effective enough to protect internet of things (IoT) because of certain inveterate IoT properties like limited memory, computation, and bandwidth. Nowadays, chaotic maps with high sensitivity to initial conditions, strong ergodicity, and non-periodicity have been widely used in IoT security applications. So, it is suitable for IoT. Also, in a stream cipher method, the user needs to deliver the keystream to all clients in advance. Consequently, this paper proposed a method to solve the keys distribution problem based on combine both Chebyshev and logistic maps techniques as well as a master key to generate a random key. The suggested method was compared with the other stream cipher algorithms (Chacha20, RC4, Salsa20) by utilizing the same plaintext and master key as input parameters and the results were successful in the statistical national institute of standards and technology (NIST) test. Simultaneously, the suggestion was evaluated through different evaluation methods like statistical NIST test, histogram, Shannon entropy, correlation coefficient analysis, keyspace and key sensitivity, and others. All mentioned tests are passed successfully. Therefore, the suggested approach was proved it is effective in security issues.


chaotic maps; chebyshev maps; Pseudo-random number generator; stream cipher; symmetric key;

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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