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A Multilevel Security Scheme based on UNICODE and RGB Color Model using DNA Cryptography

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IJCA Proceedings on Emerging Technology Trends on Advanced Engineering Research - 2012
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
ICETT - Number 3
Year of Publication: 2012
Authors:
Panchami V.
Fasila K. A.
Sudhin Vamattam

Panchami V., Fasila K A. and Sudhin Vamattam. Article: A Multilevel Security Scheme based on UNICODE and RGB Color Model using DNA Cryptography. IJCA Proceedings on Emerging Technology Trends on Advanced Engineering Research - 2012 ICETT(3):29-34, January 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {Panchami V. and Fasila K. A. and Sudhin Vamattam},
	title = {Article: A Multilevel Security Scheme based on UNICODE and RGB Color Model using DNA Cryptography},
	journal = {IJCA Proceedings on Emerging Technology Trends on Advanced Engineering Research - 2012},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {ICETT},
	number = {3},
	pages = {29-34},
	month = {January},
	note = {Full text available}
}

Abstract

RGB color oriented DNA based computing is a new research area in cryptography. In this paper a formal approach to encrypt and decrypt information using colors is proposed. An information or message consists of set of Characters, Symbols, and Digits. Encoding is done using UNICODE, so that any language can be encrypted. After encoding, the message is encrypted and compressed using RGB colors. Each color has its own hexadecimal values; these hexadecimal values are converted into binary values. These binary values are treated as 2 parts- message and the key. Then the message and the key are compressed by performing XOR operation and the key is encrypted using RSA algorithm. Finally the message is encoded as DNA codons and then transmitted to the receiver. DNA can be used not only to store and transmit information, but also to perform computations. The fundamental idea behind this encryption technique is to enforce DNA concept in cryptographic algorithms and to open the door for applying the DNA and Amino Acids concepts to other conventional cryptographic algorithms so that we can ensure multi-layer security.

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