This paper presents alternative security methods based on DNA. From the alternative security methods available, a DNA algorithm was implemented using symmetric coding in BioJava and MatLab. As results, a comparison has been made between the performances of different standard symmetrical algorithms using dedicated applications. In addition to this, we also present an asymmetric key generation and DNA security algorithm. The asymmetric key generation algorithm starts from a password phrase. The asymmetric DNA algorithm proposes a mechanism which makes use of more encryption technologies. Therefore, it is more reliable and more powerful than the OTP DNA symmetric algorithm.


DNA security BioJava asymmetric cryptography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mircea-Florin Vaida
    • 1
  • Radu Terec
    • 1
  • Lenuta Alboaie
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Departament of CommunicationsTechnical University of Cluj-NapocaCluj-NapocaRomania
  2. 2.Faculty of Computer ScienceAlexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, RomaniaIasiRomania

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