Software Application for Storage Devices Data Protection

Ciprian Munteanu

Abstract


The use of a simple Windows authentication password is not always enough to ensure protection and confidentiality of the data stored on user’s workstations. In this paper we propose and implement an encrypted file system. The proposed solution is based on creating and using encrypted volumes embedded (stored) on a physical partition. The encrypted volumes act as virtual drives which offer the user the impression that he’s working with a normal physical partition. Security of the password and the encrypted volumes’ portability are ensured by the developed application.

Keywords


encrypted volume, encryption algorithm, hash algorithm, encryption key, mount, dismount

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Journal of Mobile, Embedded and Distributed Systems (JMEDS) ISSN: 2067 – 4074 (online)