Document Type

Conference Paper

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This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

Applied mathematics, Computer Sciences, Information Science, Electrical and electronic engineering, Communication engineering and systems, Computer hardware and architecture

Publication Details

The Eighth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization, CLOUD COMPUTING 2017
February 19 - 23, 2017 - Athens, Greece

Abstract

Cloud computing security issues are being reported in newspapers, television, and on the Internet, on a daily basis. Furthermore, in 2013, Edward Snowden alleged backdoors were placed in a number of encryption systems by the National Security Agency causing confidence in public encryption to drop even further. Our solution allows the end-user to add a layer of unbreakable security by encrypting the data locally with a random number generator prior to uploading data to the Cloud. The prototype one-time pad generator is impervious to cryptanalysis because it generates unbreakable random binary sequences from chaos sources initiated from a natural noise. Specialised one-to-Cloud applications for this device means key distribution problems do not exist, even when used at different locations. A JavaScript application maximised the encryptor key entropy using a von Neumann algorithm and modulo-two arithmetic, where the key passed the National Institute of Standards and Technology statistical suite of tests. It is hoped that the final size of the generator should be similar to a typical Universal Serial Bus device.

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