Performance Enhancement of Cryptographic Algorithms by Increasing Randomness through Nesting In Random Number Generators

Authors(2) :-Antu Annam Thomas, Varghese Paul

Randomness is a term that is commonly used in applications like cryptography. In cryptography randomness finds its role in seed value generation. There are various traditional random number generators. Linear Congruential Generator (LCG) is one among them. In order to improve the efficiency of the generated series concept of nesting is introduced into LCG to form Nested Linear Congruential Generator (NLCG). In this paper LCG is compared with NLCG. In the case of LCG the period of the generated sequence will be depending upon the value of increment and multiplicand chosen. But in the case of NLCG the period is always infinity. This is the greatest advantage of NLCG when compared to LCG. Both statistical and graphical analysis is done. The discussion proves that efficiency of the generated series has been improved when nesting is introduced, thus in turn improving the efficiency of the cryptographic algorithms.

Authors and Affiliations

Antu Annam Thomas
Department of Computer Application, Mar Thoma College, Thiruvalla, Kerala, India
Varghese Paul
Department of Information Technology, Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology, Rajagiri Valley, Kakkanad, Kerala, India

Cryptography; Data Security; True Random Number Generator; Pseudo random number generator; Linear Congruential Generator; Prime number; Kolmogorov Smirnov Test; Runs Test

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 5 | September-October 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-10-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 203-209
Manuscript Number : CSEIT172527
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

ISSN : 2456-3307

Cite This Article :

Antu Annam Thomas, Varghese Paul, "Performance Enhancement of Cryptographic Algorithms by Increasing Randomness through Nesting In Random Number Generators", International Journal of Scientific Research in Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology (IJSRCSEIT), ISSN : 2456-3307, Volume 2, Issue 5, pp.203-209 , September-October.2017
URL : http://ijsrcseit.com/CSEIT172527

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