A Simple Algebraic Model based Polyalphabetic Substitution Cipher

Sukalyan Som, Sabyasachi Ghosh
2012 International Journal of Computer Applications  
Cryptography is considered to be a disciple of science of achieving security by converting sensitive information to an un-interpretable form such that it cannot be interpreted by anyone except the transmitter and intended recipient. An innumerable set of cryptographic schemes persist in which each of it has its own affirmative and feeble characteristics. In this paper we have we have developed a traditional or character oriented Polyalphabetic cipher by using a simple algebraic equation. In
more » ... we made use of iteration process and introduced a key K 0 obtained by permuting the elements of a given key seed value. This key strengthens the cipher and it does not allow the cipher to be broken by the known plain text attack. The cryptanalysis performed clearly indicates that the cipher is a strong one. . Keywords Polyalphabetic substitution, variable length key stream, bitratio test, frequency test.
doi:10.5120/4844-7111 fatcat:l4bjnouzgbfwbcabxtrig2jckm