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Location Dependent Cryptographic Algorithm based on Open Source Application

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
Mainak Sen, Sachin Tibrewal, Sumana Majumder, Nehal Ahmad, Kishlay Kumar Singh

Mainak Sen, Sachin Tibrewal, Sumana Majumder, Nehal Ahmad and Kishlay Kumar Singh. Location Dependent Cryptographic Algorithm based on Open Source Application. International Journal of Computer Applications 160(4):15-19, February 2017. BibTeX

	author = {Mainak Sen and Sachin Tibrewal and Sumana Majumder and Nehal Ahmad and Kishlay Kumar Singh},
	title = {Location Dependent Cryptographic Algorithm based on Open Source Application},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {February 2017},
	volume = {160},
	number = {4},
	month = {Feb},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {15-19},
	numpages = {5},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017913029},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


The use of Location Based Services has helped in enhancing information security to a great extent but there’s no denial that there are flaws in its applications. Sometimes these identities are forged or duplicated which would lead data breach and thus compromised security. In present world scenario, the ability to securely store data and transfer sensitive information has proved to be critical when it comes to success in business as well as war. Hence, we need a better form of cryptographic technique. In this paper we focus on the concept of Location Dependent data Encryption Algorithm.

The Android operating system is may be the most profitable and gainful options of an open source platform. Android is based on the Linux kernel and it consists of APIs with class bearing potential reference to Location Based Services which gives facility to obtain a mobile phone’s location from any location provider such as GPS or A-GPS and is designed to be open for other location based systems.


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