An Improved Diffie-Hellman Protocol Security Using Video Entropy

Rasha M. Mohsin, Rasha I. Ahmed, Zinah R. Hussein
2020 Journal of Southwest Jiaotong University  
The Diffie-Hellman is a key exchange protocol to provide a way to transfer shared secret keys between two parties, although those parties might never have communicated together. This paper suggested a new way to transfer keys through public or non-secure channels depending on the sent video files over the channel and then extract keys. The proposed method of key generation depends on the video file content by using the entropy value of the video frames. The proposed system solves the weaknesses
more » ... in the Diffie-Hellman key exchange algorithm, which is MIMA (Man-in-the-Middle attack) and DLA( Discrete logarithm attack). When the method used high definition videos with a vast amount of data, the keys generated with a large number up to 500 per frame, and each number value reaches more than 1000 to be used or switched when needed. The method also provides some difficulty in guessing the keys from the transmitted video and the reason for the development and emergence of many communication programs Viber, WhatsApp, and other programs, enabling to use the proposed method in these programs.
doi:10.35741/issn.0258-2724.55.6.5 fatcat:t6st2zhdkjak5a5yipnnleav2a