Secure Password Sharing and Storage using Encryption and Key-Exchange

Joseph Okwedo Mwamba, Andrew Mwaura Kahonge
2021 International Journal of Computer Applications  
Based on security best practices for passwords, the credential is a confidential pin for authenticating system users. Still, there are instances where users share a common password for resources. Credentials sharing necessitates the passing of sensitive private information between individuals, thus creating a litter of sensitive data across email boxes and other forms of communication.Information security experts recommend using password management applications to mitigate security
more » ... es resulting from the transmission of passwords from one person to another. On the contrary, there have been researched studies revealing vulnerabilities in password management applications. The main objective of the research was to develop a process model for password sharing using asymmetric cryptography. Also, part of the objectives was to build and test a prototype that facilitates the secure sharing of passwords over the internet using the redefined process model.The research was an exploratory study consisting of system development and focus group discussion. The result was a prototype that facilitated the secure sharing of passwords over the internet using asymmetric cryptography.
doi:10.5120/ijca2021921733 fatcat:47hhwb5kdvfnnbboqyowslzayu