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Biometry, Encryption and Spyware (BES): A Multi-factor Security and Authentication Mechanism for JAMB E-Examination

by Amadi Rapheal Sunday, Ismaila Idris, Hussaini Abubakar Zubairu, Stella Oluyemi Etuk, Idris Mohammed Kolo
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
10.5120/ijais2020451878

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

@article{ 10.5120/ijais2020451878,
author = { Amadi Rapheal Sunday, Ismaila Idris, Hussaini Abubakar Zubairu, Stella Oluyemi Etuk, Idris Mohammed Kolo },
title = { Biometry, Encryption and Spyware (BES): A Multi-factor Security and Authentication Mechanism for JAMB E-Examination },
journal = { International Journal of Applied Information Systems },
issue_date = { August 2020 },
volume = { 12 },
number = { 32 },
month = { August },
year = { 2020 },
issn = { 2249-0868 },
pages = { 17-26 },
numpages = {9},
url = { https://www.ijais.org/archives/volume12/number32/1096-2020451878/ },
doi = { 10.5120/ijais2020451878 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
}
%0 Journal Article
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%A Amadi Rapheal Sunday
%A Ismaila Idris
%A Hussaini Abubakar Zubairu
%A Stella Oluyemi Etuk
%A Idris Mohammed Kolo
%T Biometry, Encryption and Spyware (BES): A Multi-factor Security and Authentication Mechanism for JAMB E-Examination
%J International Journal of Applied Information Systems
%@ 2249-0868
%V 12
%N 32
%P 17-26
%D 2020
%I Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Abstract

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.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences

Keywords

Electronic examination; biometric security encryption spyware JAMB