Title: INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO IMPROVE HYBRID CRYPTOGRAPHY BY USING DNA STEGANOGRAPHY

Issue Number: Vol. 2, No. 1
Year of Publication: Jan - 2012
Page Numbers: 224-235
Authors: Mohammad Reza Najaf Torkaman, Nazanin Sadat Kazazi, Azizallah Rouddini
Journal Name: International Journal of New Computer Architectures and their Applications (IJNCAA)
- Hong Kong

Abstract:


There exists a big demand for innovative secure electronic communications while the expertise level of attackers increases rapidly and that causes even bigger demands and needs for an extreme secure connection. An ideal security protocol should always be protecting the security of connections in many aspects, and leaves no trapdoor for the attackers. Nowadays, one of the popular cryptography protocols is hybrid cryptosystem that uses private and public key cryptography to change secret message. In available cryptography protocol attackers are always aware of transmission of sensitive data. Even non-interested attackers can get interested to break the ciphertext out of curiosity and challenge, when suddenly catches some scrambled data over the network. First of all, we try to explain the roles of innovative approaches in cryptography. After that we discuss about the disadvantages of public key cryptography to exchange secret key. Furthermore, DNA steganography is explained as an innovative paradigm to diminish the usage of public cryptography to exchange session key. In this protocol, session key between a sender and receiver is hidden by novel DNA data hiding technique. Consequently, the attackers are not aware of transmission of session key through unsecure channel. Finally, the strength point of the DNA steganography is discussed.