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Optical-based hardware encryption device for software protection


Ehsan, Abang Annuar and Mohd Arip, Mohd Ridzuan and Sohaimi, Muhammad Quyyum and Ghazi, Ibrahim and Abdul Aziz, Faieza (2015) Optical-based hardware encryption device for software protection. In: 4th International Conference on Computer Science and Computational Mathematics (ICCSCM 2015), 7-8 May 2015, Langkawi, Malaysia. (pp. 660-663).


An optical-based hardware encryption device for software protection is proposed. Software piracy and illegal usage require that software operation is secured through a form of hardware protection. Electronic-based hardware keys such as dongle keys may be vulnerable to attacks through reverse engineered technology. A simple optical device can be included as part of the hardware key where it can be used as an encryption device. Software user will require specific hardware key with built optical device in order to operate the software. The LED activated optical device can produce encrypted signal via generated optical codes which is solely based on the geometrical feature of the optical device. A suitable form of optical code generating device is presented in the form of 1xN asymmetric waveguide coupler.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: Science and Knowledge Research Society
Keywords: Asymmetric waveguide; Dongle; Encryption; Optical device; Software protection
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2019 05:35
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2019 05:35
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/67006
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