AiS Challenge Team Abstract
Team Number: 014
School Name: Albuquerque Academy
Area of Science: Computer Science
Project Title: Fractal Encryption
The goal of this project is to create a better way to encode information.
We will research the methods of encryption used now, observing their
strengths and weaknesses and how we might improve on them. First of all,
we hope to create an encoding system that utilizes fractals. Secondly we
must decide how long we want these codes to remain safe.
Long term encryption requires greater computational power, and is often
unnecessary, but provides greater overall security. Something that we might
experiment with is to try and disguise the code as something that would not
normally be considered as such, i.e. a letter to someone's mother, etc. We figure
one of the best ways to have an uncrackable code is using something that
wouldn't be interpreted as a code in the first place so that no one would
try to crack it. Regardless, an encryption code should be able to
withstand attack from someone that has full knowledge of the algorithm,
and its implementation. We plan on using C++ to encode the information and
use Java for graphical representation of our results.
From this we hope to achieve a way of coding that may pass under the radar
so to speak, or one that is untouchable.