Application of Rail Fence Cipher of Encrypting and Decrypting Text Messages

Paulus Hartanto, Phong Thanh Nguyen, Taufik Muchtar, B.Herawan Hayadi, Robbi Rahim

Data security is essential for most businesses and even home computer users. Client information, payment information, personal files, bank account details must be protected. All of this information may be difficult to replace and potentially dangerous if it falls into the wrong hands. Data security needs to be maintained, so it does not fall to irresponsible people. Sometimes a person does not realize that his data has been taken over by someone else at the time of sending data. Data security refers to protection measures to secure data from unauthorized access and data corruption throughout the data life cycle. Today, data security is an essential aspect of IT companies of every size and type. In the process, they use data security solutions that include tokenization, data encryption, and essential management practices that protect data. An algorithm is needed to secure data. The Rail Fence Cipher algorithm is perfect for use in randomized words. The characters in the plaintext will be transposed to another place so that others cannot understand the plaintext. By applying this algorithm, the data will be guaranteed confidentiality.

Volume 12 | Issue 2

Pages: 776-770

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12I2/S20201094