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Kolkata, April 12, 2017: Researchers at IIT-Kharagpur have developed a solution to access encrypted data on cloud server with keywords, without the need for decryption nor compromising the security of the system, a statement said on Wednesday.

The solution by the Secured Embedded Architecture Lab (SEAL) at IIT Kharagpur is pragmatic in the sense that it allows analytics on the encrypted data itself, it said, adding that this eliminates the need to decrypt the data or compromise system security.

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“We need cryptosystems that allow searchable encryption, or more simply, keyword search over encrypted document collections and databases” said researcher Sikhar Patranabis at SEAL.

The research has led to Controlled Access Searchable Encryption (CASE), a new public-key searchable encryption, or the process of encoding a message or information in such a way that only authorised parties can access it.

“We are expecting to have a full-fledged prototype implementation of our controlled-access searchable encryption set-up by the end of 2017,” Patranabis said.

CASE allows a data owner to generate a controlled-search access that can restrict the search capabilities of a data user to a specific subset of documents in the collection.

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“This prevents the vulnerability of the full data set. CASE also preserves the privacy of the underlying plain-text data under well-known cryptographic assumptions,” said Debdeep Mukhopadhyay, lead researcher of the project and Director of incubation at Embedded Security and Privacy Pvt Ltd. (ESP), STEP-IIT Kharagpur.

Data encryption which is used as solution to data security often makes data searching and data mining operations difficult.

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The solution involving sending data back to the owner for decryption and returning to the same client, is time-consuming with high costs as it requires heavy bandwidth and storage capabilities.

It also under-utilises the computational ability of the cloud, which is usually much greater than that of individual devices.

CASE addresses the gap, say the researchers. (IANS)

 

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The Best Litecoin Wallet this Year

As you can see an array of best Litecoin wallets in 2019 available for storing Litecoin which is a cryptocurrency that facilitates an instant transfer of funds

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Cryptocurrencies are gaining robust popularity amongst the masses due to its decentralised approach. Since cryptocurrencies eliminate the intervention of institutions and Governments in its transactions, it is more transparent in its operations. People might be well aware of the popular crypto Bitcoin, but there are many other better performing coins like Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Ripple. If you intend to buy litecoin, then you should have a crypto wallet which can store the litecoins for you. A crypto wallet acts like a regular wallet to keep the money safe, but it does not actually hold any physical form of cryptos. 

Find below some of the Litecoin wallets to secure your LTC:

Ledger Nano S: It is a hardware wallet which can be easily plugged into your system like a USB device. Ledger nano s is considered safer than online wallets as they can be physically carried and plugged off the device thereby providing less space for any fraudulent activities. Ledger nano is equipped with private keys for better security and is the best choice if you have LTC in large numbers.

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Trezor wallets: Trezor was a child from the Satoshilabs and is the first hardware wallet meant for providing more security to the coins. Trezor renders its support to many coins like Dash, ZCash, Litecoin and Dogecoin. It provides a 9-digit pin code to store your Litecoins even offline. Trezor is one of the lightest and portable Litecoin wallets.

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Exodus: Exodus is a popular desktop wallet which provides space for storing many cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Litecoin, ZCash and Ripple. Exodus has an inbuilt connection with famous cryptocurrency exchange Shapeshift allowing easing access to LTC to BTC converter and BTC to LTC exchange.  Exodus is a multi-currency wallet and hence is a favourite for many crypto enthusiasts.

Jaxx: Jaxx wallet supports desktop and mobile applications. Jaxx provides a user-friendly experience for all the 13 cryptocurrencies it supports. One amongst them is Litecoin. Jaxx wallet can be used in IOS, Android, Windows and Linux devices. It has a tie-up with Shapeshift which is a leading crypto exchange thus allowing you to buy Bitcoin anonymously with credit card. 

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A crypto wallet acts like a regular wallet to keep the money safe, but it does not actually hold any physical form of cryptos. Flickr

Electrum LTC: To get away with the slow speed of heavy Litecoin core wallets, you can shift to a lite wallet like Electrum LTC to store Litecoins. Electrum is a desktop wallet which works without downloading the entire Litecoin blockchain.  Electrum LYTC wallet is protected by a 12 digit seed key and is available for different types of desktops like MAC, Windows and Linux.

Conclusion

As you can see an array of best Litecoin wallets in 2019 available for storing Litecoin which is a cryptocurrency that facilitates an instant transfer of funds from one end to the other through a peer-to-peer network. Look at the pros and cons of different crypto wallets before choosing the one which suits your needs. As technology advances, you can see many more wallets pitching in with its own innovative ideas to store and safeguard cryptocurrencies.