A comparative study on DNA-based cryptosystem

M. Thangavel, P. Varalakshmi, R. Sindhuja

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Information security plays a vital role in almost every application that we handle in our day-to-day life since the communication needs to be protected in terms of the messages that we send and receive. Thus, cryptography the science of encoding the secret information provides security from being known by the unintended receivers. It ensured confidentiality, integrity, and authentication of messages. To simplify the methodology of traditional cryptography with the usage of genetic concepts lead to the field of DNA cryptography. This chapter gives an insight on various methods so far proposed related to DNA cryptography that involves the characteristics of DNA incorporating the traditional cryptographic techniques and a detailed comparison of these techniques thereby proposing the requirements for an efficient DNAbased cryptographic system. These techniques also include the area of steganography that conceals the message within a cover or a career media to eschew the attacks from the intruders.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCyber Security and Threats
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9781522556350
ISBN (Print)1522556346, 9781522556343
Publication statusPublished - May 4 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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