A Proposed Method for Achieving the Confidentiality of Arabic Texts


Due to the rapid development of distributed computing systems, the use of local networks, and the huge expansion of the Internet, the process of maintaining the confidentiality of information becomes important and necessary. Encryption is one of the most important ways to keep information confidential and to prevent unauthorized people from disclosing this information. Many cryptographic algorithms have appeared in different ways and methods. But most of these algorithms have been devoted for encrypting texts in the English language. Because of the increasing important and sensitive information exchange in the Arabic language by users on the Internet, an urgent need has appeared to build dedicated encryption systems for the Arabic language. The aim of this research is to provide a proposed encryption method that uses the idea of combining the methods of transposition and substitution cipher for the purpose of Arabic texts confidentiality. This research depends on using diacritics in the Arabic language to perform the process of substitution cipher. The efficiency of the proposed method has been tested on different texts; the method provides high speed execution, the length of the encrypted texts is almost close to the clear text length, and the confidentiality of the resulting encrypted texts is high.