• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 16, Pages: 1-17

Original Article

Mitigating Storage Security Threats in Mobile Phones


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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