Chaotic Cryptography: Applications of Chaos Theory to Cryptography

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Chaos theory is the study of dynamical systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions. These "chaotic" functions exhibit seeming randomness given an initial value, or seed. From a cryptographic standpoint, having a determinsitic algorithm for creating true randomness is a very appealing concept.
In recent years, work has been done to try and create some cryptographic ciphers based upon chaotic functions, such as the logistic map. In this paper, I will discuss the motivation behind applying chaos theory to cryptography, discuss the work done thus far on the subject, and analyze proposed cryptographic functions based upon the Logistic Map, a chaotic function. I will write implementations in Python, and will be use NIST's statistical test suite in order to examine the randomness obtained from the output of these algorithms.

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