Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 16, Pages: 1-17
Sabahat Hussain*, Rashidah F. Olanrewaju, Khaizuran Bin Abdullah and Ahmad Fadzil Bin Ismail
*Author for correspondence
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kulliyah of Engineering, IIUM, Malaysia; [email protected]
Objectives: This paper discusses the proposed system which provides the user the ability to run the application on Android phones for encrypting all types of files before they are stored. Methods/Statistical Analysis: In the proposed system, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is employed for encryption as well as decryption of the files stored by users in mobile phones. All types of files including docx, text, pdf, image, ppt, audio and video files can be encrypted and later regenerated as well. Findings: The use of AES in encrypting and decrypting data in this system provides good security as well as higher speed. An added advantage is that it is implementable on several platforms particularly in small gadgets like smartphones. As compared to the traditional computers, smartphones can be carried more easily and provide similar functionalities as that of a computer like data storage and processing, communication and other services including video call, wireless network, web browser, GPS, audio or video player. Application/Improvements: Data is transmitted, shared and stored for various purposes including production, banking, development, and research. Therefore, security is a must for information which can be provided by encryption using AES as proposed in this system.
Keywords: Encryption, Decryption, Mobile Phones, Security, Threats, AES
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