Natural Computing

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 101–107

A novel text and image encryption method based on chaos theory and DNA computing


DOI: 10.1007/s11047-012-9334-9

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Babaei, M. Nat Comput (2013) 12: 101. doi:10.1007/s11047-012-9334-9


In today’s world, the security of information is associated with valid and reliable encryption algorithms that we have used in our systems. Today, the latest methods for data encryption are based on DNA computing. In this paper, we consider a reliable data encryption algorithm (OTP) which is theoretically unbreakable, but it experiences some disadvantages in its algorithm. These drawbacks have prevented the common use of its scheme in modern cryptosystems. In this research, we include a logistic chaotic map as an input of OTP algorithm. So, the obtained result of ‘Matlab Simulation’ could prove the efficiency of proposed algorithm in image encryption. In addition to the cryptography of text files, we can propose an interesting encryption algorithm based on a chaotic selection between original message DNA strands and OTP DNA strands. Finally, the empirical results of our proposed algorithm will be compared with AES Open SSl algorithm.


DNA computingOne-Time-Pad algorithmLogistic chaotic mapImage encryptionText encryption

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer EngineeringShahrood University of TechnologyShahroodIran