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 lifesince 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 theunintended receivers. It ensured confidentiality, integrity, and authentication of messages. To simplifythe methodology of traditional cryptography with the usage of genetic concepts lead to the field of DNAcryptography. This chapter gives an insight on various methods so far proposed related to DNA cryptographythat involves the characteristics of DNA incorporating the traditional cryptographic techniquesand a detailed comparison of these techniques thereby proposing the requirements for an efficient DNAbasedcryptographic system. These techniques also include the area of steganography that conceals themessage within a cover or a career media to eschew the attacks from the intruders.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Recent Developments in Intelligent Communication Application
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9781522517863
ISBN (Print)9781522517856
Publication statusPublished - Dec 12 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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