Web Based Generic File Protection System

Bimali Arsakularatne, Kasun De Zoysa, Rasika Dayarathna


This document describes a web based generic file protection system, which uses simple cryptographic mechanisms to provide much more stronger security services. Web technologies are used instead of a standalone approach since it does not require installing any additional software. In addition, a Web based approach allows the users to store critical information in a secure server instead of the local hard-disk. This not only protects critical data, but also enables the user to access these data from anywhere in the world. At present, the following generic security services are provided for registered users:

  •  Integrity Checking Service: used to detect unauthorized alteration of file systems.
  •  Digital Signature Service: useful for providing authorization and authenticity of documents.
  •  Encryption Service: provides protection against unauthorized access.