A novel secret key generation based on image link

A. H. Sulaiman, I. F.T. Al-Shaikhli, M. R. Wahiddin, S. Houri, N. Jamil, A. F. Ismail

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One of the main problems with symmetric encryption is key distribution especially when involving large number of users i.e to generate identical keys at different locations. To address this challenge, we proposed a novel algorithm of secret key infusion protocol (SKIP) to generate an identical secret key. While, the key is generated based on a provided image link, starting pattern and string length which must be kept in secret as the algorithm is publicly known. The image from website must be a static image and used as the input of random bits to produce string of hexadecimal values. In a case where image link is compromised, the adversary has to guess other layers of parameters in starting pattern and string length. The generated secret keys were identical at two different locations. In other observation, different secret keys were generated even with the same image link and pattern length but different starting pattern.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-26
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Hardware and Architecture

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    Sulaiman, A. H., Al-Shaikhli, I. F. T., Wahiddin, M. R., Houri, S., Jamil, N., & Ismail, A. F. (2018). A novel secret key generation based on image link. International Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE), 7(2), 23-26. https://doi.org/10.14419/ijet.v7i2.5.10048