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Dhaka University Journal of Applied Science & Engineering

Issue: Vol. 1, No. 1, July 2010
Title: A New Approach Of Symmetric Key Cryptography

Keywords: Cryptanalytic Complexity, Fourier Series, Masking Function, Polyalphabetic Encryption

In this paper, a new algorithm has been proposed for symmetric key polyalphabetic data encryption, namely Fourier Masking Encryption Algorithm (FMEA). It uses extended ASCII values to encrypt message of ASCII valued characters. The concept of Fourier series is exploited efficiently to generate the random key sequence from a given password, as randomness is the key property of polyalphabetic encryption. It has been shown that the FMEA cipher can provide higher-level cryptanalytic complexity for any unauthorized attempt to decryption. Experimental results are also provided here, which shows the efficiency of the proposed one over the existing algorithms.

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