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Random ambience using high fidelity images
Author(s): Nur Azman Abu; Shahrin Sahib
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Paper Abstract

Most of the secure communication nowadays mandates true random keys as an input. These operations are mostly designed and taken care of by the developers of the cryptosystem. Due to the nature of confidential crypto development today, pseudorandom keys are typically designed and still preferred by the developers of the cryptosystem. However, these pseudorandom keys are predictable, periodic and repeatable, hence they carry minimal entropy. True random keys are believed to be generated only via hardware random number generators. Careful statistical analysis is still required to have any confidence the process and apparatus generates numbers that are sufficiently random to suit the cryptographic use. In this underlying research, each moment in life is considered unique in itself. The random key is unique for the given moment generated by the user whenever he or she needs the random keys in practical secure communication. An ambience of high fidelity digital image shall be tested for its randomness according to the NIST Statistical Test Suite. Recommendation on generating a simple 4 megabits per second random cryptographic keys live shall be reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8009, Third International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2011), 80092H (8 July 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.896308
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Nur Azman Abu, Univ. Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (Malaysia)
Shahrin Sahib, Univ. Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (Malaysia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8009:
Third International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2011)
Ting Zhang, Editor(s)

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