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An End-to-End Secured Email System using Base64 Algorithm

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International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2020
Authors:
Abolore Muhamin Logunleko, Kolawole Bariu Logunleko, Olanrewaju Olaide Lawal
10.5120/ijca2020920669

Abolore Muhamin Logunleko, Kolawole Bariu Logunleko and Olanrewaju Olaide Lawal. An End-to-End Secured Email System using Base64 Algorithm. International Journal of Computer Applications 175(28):1-6, October 2020. BibTeX

@article{10.5120/ijca2020920669,
	author = {Abolore Muhamin Logunleko and Kolawole Bariu Logunleko and Olanrewaju Olaide Lawal},
	title = {An End-to-End Secured Email System using Base64 Algorithm},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {October 2020},
	volume = {175},
	number = {28},
	month = {Oct},
	year = {2020},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {1-6},
	numpages = {6},
	url = {http://www.ijcaonline.org/archives/volume175/number28/31625-2020920669},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2020920669},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}
}

Abstract

In this present days, email system has turned out to be the broadly way to exchange information from one person to the other. Traditional email system is a one layer authentication system that is secured by username and password which are not enough to ascertain security. The email is connected through many routers and mail servers on its way to the recipient by becoming vulnerable to both physical as well as virtual eavesdropping by unauthorised person. This leaves a digital papers trail thereby more privacy and confidentiality of sensitive information is required. Encryption is of prime importance when confidential data is transmitted over the network. The system is developed to allow users to encrypt information before it is transmitted over the network. Base64 Algorithm was used for encryption and decryption of the information. This system runs on any device which works on windows operating system platform. The developed system secures the sensitive information sent through email by providing a secure, fast, and strong encryption which makes the mail very difficult for an attacker to interpret while in transmission thus making it resistant to forms of attacks. The various uses of this system in real life and its functionality are explained in this paper.

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Keywords

Base64 Algorithm, Decryption, Email, Encryption, Information