A new approach of classical Hill Cipher in public key cryptography

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

College of Business Informatics, University of Information Technology and Communication, Iraq

Abstract

Secure message transformation promote the creation of various cryptography systems to enable re￾ceivers to interpret the transformed information. In the present age of information technology, the
secure transfer of information is the main study of most agencies. In this study, a particular symmetric cryptography system, Hill Cipher method, is enhanced with the help of encryption and decryption
algorithms of the asymmetric RSA cryptography system to avoid certain problems. Previous results
show that the original Hill algorithms are still insufficient because of their weakness to known plaintext attack, and a modification of the Hill Cipher cryptography system is therefore presented to
increase its invulnerability. The enhancement focuses on implementing the RSA algorithms over the
Hill Cipher to increase its security efficiency. The suggested method relies on the security of the RSA
and Hill Cipher cryptosystems to find the private decryption keys, and thus is much more secure
and powerful than both methods applied separately. Also secure and dynamic generation of the Hill
Cipher matrix instead of using static matrix are proposed. This new approach is composed of a public
key cryptosystem that has a shared secret key (between participants only), public key (announced
to all), and two private keys (for each person). Therefore, this new modification can increase the
invulnerability of the Hill Cipher against future attacks during transmission of information between
agencies in this age of information technology

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