—The massive parallelism and data hiding capabilities inherent in DNA strands make them innovative media to base security primitives. In this paper we propose an authentication scheme based on infection of Escherichia coli bacteria. Our scheme is the first illustration of using DNA computing techniques in authentication. Our proposed technique simply simulates a client-server network and each one of the clients keeps a test tube containing their encoded identity. We have conducted a security analysis for our scheme, which demonstrates that it is hard for an adversary to extract users’ identities. Our scheme can be easily implemented using genetic engineering techniques and with the growth of utilizing genetic engineering techniques in computing, it will supersede the traditional trends for authentication of clients in networks.
Index Terms—Authentication, E. coli bacteria, bacteriophag, DNA computation.
Authentication, E. coli bacteria, bacteriophag, DNA computation.
Cite: Rezvan Dastanian, Arash Karimi, and Hadi Shahriar Shahhoseini, "A Novel Multi-Client Authentication Method Using Infection of Bacteria," International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 790-794, 2012.