Title: Increased level of security using DNA steganography

Authors: P. Vijayakumar; V. Vijayalakshmi; R. Rajashree

Addresses: VIT University, Chennai, India ' Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry, India ' GKM College of Engineering and Technology, Chennai, India

Abstract: Security has become one of the important fields of concern when the scenario of information transport is viewed. Cryptology is a traditional technique that hides the message by encoding it. Nevertheless, now it is not only demanded that the data that is being transmitted is encoded, but the very existence of knowledge of data transmission should be concealed. Steganography is thus a technique where the data are not only encoded, but hidden within a carrier. This therefore provides a two-level security. The proposed paper describes a highly secured steganography technique using DNA sequence. The report suggests a technique of hiding an image in an image using DNA sequence.

Keywords: deoxyribonucleic acid; DNA; cryptography; polymerase chain reaction; steganography; cover image; secret image; DNA steganography.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAIP.2018.089490

International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, 2018 Vol.10 No.1/2, pp.74 - 82

Received: 14 Jan 2016
Accepted: 19 May 2016

Published online: 29 Jan 2018 *

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