A novel and highly secure encryption methodology using a combination of AES and visual crypto. With the ever increasing human dependency on The Internet for performing various activities such as banking, shopping or transferring money, there equally exists a need for safe and secure transactions. This need a system that automatically translates to the requirement of increased network security and better and fast encryption algorithms. This system addresses the above issue by introducing a novel methodology by utilizing the AES method of encryption and also further enhances the same with the help of visual cryptography. In this method the secret message is divided into two parts after which the message the first half of the message is encrypted using AES and the second share of the message is embedded in the image using LSB.
- This system provides high level of security as the message is now shielded with 2 layers of security.