International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS)

ISSN: 2074-9090 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9104 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJCNIS Vol.5, No.8, Jun. 2013

Information Leakage Prevention Using Virtual Disk Drive

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Tarek S. Sobh

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Information Leakage, Virtual Disk Drive, 3-D image CAPTCHA, Authentication, Encryption


The worst news for information technology people are computer has been stolen or lost. The actual problem is the loss of the data stored on the hard drive that can fall into the wrong hands. However, users of information system and laptops computers are facing real problems with due to intruders using attack techniques when they are connected to the network and lost or stolen computers. In order to protect your organization against information leakage you should encrypt this data by only allowing the user with access to the encryption key to view the data, authorized application usage, and control who gets access to specific types of data. 
This work focuses on confidentiality of secure information storage. In addition, it presents the model to create of a Virtual Disk Drive (VDD) on MS Windows, that appear to the user (after the mounting process) as hard disks, but that are really stored as ciphered files on a file system. The proposed VDD prevents dictionary attacks and brute force attacks by incorporating a CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) in the login mechanism. The authentication method for the VDD login is based upon a 3-D image CAPTCHA. All components of this work are integrated in one security VDD tool called "SecDisk". 

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Tarek S. Sobh,"Information Leakage Prevention Using Virtual Disk Drive", IJCNIS, vol.5, no.8, pp.19-27,2013.DOI: 10.5815/ijcnis.2013.08.03


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