|International Journal of Applied Information Systems
|Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
|Volume 12 - Number 32
|Year of Publication: 2020
|Authors: Amadi Rapheal Sunday, Ismaila Idris, Hussaini Abubakar Zubairu, Stella Oluyemi Etuk, Idris Mohammed Kolo
Amadi Rapheal Sunday, Ismaila Idris, Hussaini Abubakar Zubairu, Stella Oluyemi Etuk, Idris Mohammed Kolo . Biometry, Encryption and Spyware (BES): A Multi-factor Security and Authentication Mechanism for JAMB E-Examination. International Journal of Applied Information Systems. 12, 32 ( August 2020), 17-26. DOI=10.5120/ijais2020451878
Electronic examination is the innovation of assessing students electronically. In recent times, it has gain popularity and acceptance. The gradual acceptance and popularity of electronic examination was underscored by its benefits. However, e-examination security has been considered a major challenge in e-learning, in which malpractices-free e-examination seems elusive. Collusion, online assistance, surfing the Internet and remote sharing of desktop are security threat to the current JAMB’s e-examination. This paper proposes an e-exam system using a multi-factor security and authentication mechanism. Biometry, Encryption and Spyware (BES) are adopted to enhance security and authentication of JAMB’s electronic examination. Biometrics are used for authentication, Encryption for the security of the data and the databases and Spyware for e-monitoring. The proposed system addresses the security and authentication lapses of the existing JAMB’s online examination. Evaluation of the system was performed in term of impersonation, accessing the Internet or remote sharing of desktop to assess the security and authentication effectiveness of the proposed system. The evaluation shows a promising results towards addressing authentication and security issues in the JAMB’s online e-exam.