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A Review on Biological Inspired Computation in Cryptology

Ibrahim, Subariah and Maarof, Mohd Aizaini (2005) A Review on Biological Inspired Computation in Cryptology. Jurnal Teknologi Maklumat, 17 (1). pp. 90-98. ISSN 0128-3790

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Cryptology is a field that concerned with cryptography and cryptanalysis. Cryptography, which is a key technology in providing a secure transmission of information, is a study of designing strong cryptographic algorithms, while cryptanalysis is a study of breaking the cipher. Recently biological approaches provide inspiration in solving problems from various fields. This paper reviews major works in the application of biological inspired computational (BIC) paradigm in cryptology. The paper focuses on three BIC approaches, namely, genetic algorithm (GA), artificial neural network (ANN) and artificial immune system (AIS). The findings show that the research on applications of biological approaches in cryptology is minimal as compared to other fields. To date only ANN and GA have been used in cryptanalysis and design of cryptographic primitives and protocols. Based on similarities that AIS has with ANN and GA, this paper provides insights for potential application of AIS in cryptology for further research.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions:Computer Science and Information System
ID Code:3248
Deposited By: Subariah Ibrahim
Deposited On:07 Jun 2007 05:54
Last Modified:01 Nov 2017 04:17

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