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Securing Informative Text using Color Visual Cryptography

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2016
Anand Bali, Saud Ansari, Kalim Khan, Wasif Shaikh

Anand Bali, Saud Ansari, Kalim Khan and Wasif Shaikh. Article: Securing Informative Text using Color Visual Cryptography. International Journal of Computer Applications 136(5):30-33, February 2016. Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA. BibTeX

	author = {Anand Bali and Saud Ansari and Kalim Khan and Wasif Shaikh},
	title = {Article: Securing Informative Text using Color Visual Cryptography},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2016},
	volume = {136},
	number = {5},
	pages = {30-33},
	month = {February},
	note = {Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA}


The rising threats to information security are increasing at an alarming rate. The most powerful and universal approach to counter such threats is encryption. Conventional encryption techniques use substitution and transposition. Substitution technique change plaintext into cipher text. In all conventional substitution techniques characters, numbers and special symbols are replaced with other characters, numbers and special symbols. In this project, an innovative substitution method is proposed to generate a better cipher than the existing substitution algorithms. This method re-emphasizes on the substitution of characters, numbers and special symbols/characters with color blocks. This project is based on Play Color Cipher. The crypt-analysis is done on this will prove that the cipher is strong.


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Cryptography, security, encryption, decryption, substitution, Play Color Cipher