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Cryptotool: A secure data storage software

Cryptotool: A secure data storage software
Cryptotool: A secure data storage software
Confidentiality and personal information security has always been a big problem in the world of cyberspace. There exist a number of solutions which are based on encryption methods, however such tools are typically file-format specific and/or do not give sufficient control to the user to choose the cryptographic algorithm. In this study, a private key encryption software is presented; it supports two main security features. The first is encryption that supports all file formats and several encryption algorithms such as AES, 3DES and RC2. The second feature is integrity using Hash functions, the latter ensures that unauthorised modifications of stored files can be detected. In addition, the tool has an easy-to-use interface which allows the user to choose from several encryption algorithms and define the encryption key. The software also allows the user to combine a number of cryptographic algorithms to build stronger ciphers for more enhanced security. In addition, the Crypto Tool can be used as an education tool as it supprts a number of classic ciphers and provides opportunity to compare different cryptographic encrypting techniques.
Halak, Basel
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Yilmaz, Yildiran
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Halak, Basel
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Yilmaz, Yildiran
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Halak, Basel and Yilmaz, Yildiran (2016) Cryptotool: A secure data storage software At The National Conference on Learning and Teaching in Cybersecurity, United Kingdom. 15 Jun 2016. 1 pp.

Record type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)

Abstract

Confidentiality and personal information security has always been a big problem in the world of cyberspace. There exist a number of solutions which are based on encryption methods, however such tools are typically file-format specific and/or do not give sufficient control to the user to choose the cryptographic algorithm. In this study, a private key encryption software is presented; it supports two main security features. The first is encryption that supports all file formats and several encryption algorithms such as AES, 3DES and RC2. The second feature is integrity using Hash functions, the latter ensures that unauthorised modifications of stored files can be detected. In addition, the tool has an easy-to-use interface which allows the user to choose from several encryption algorithms and define the encryption key. The software also allows the user to combine a number of cryptographic algorithms to build stronger ciphers for more enhanced security. In addition, the Crypto Tool can be used as an education tool as it supprts a number of classic ciphers and provides opportunity to compare different cryptographic encrypting techniques.

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Accepted/In Press date: 15 June 2016
Venue - Dates: The National Conference on Learning and Teaching in Cybersecurity, United Kingdom, 2016-06-15 - 2016-06-15
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 397512
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/397512
PURE UUID: 032e407b-0ef6-4e6e-9546-12476c480afa
ORCID for Yildiran Yilmaz: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5337-6090

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Date deposited: 29 Jun 2016 10:38
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 18:38

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Author: Basel Halak
Author: Yildiran Yilmaz ORCID iD

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