Journal of Computer Science

Genetic Algorithm and Tabu Search Attack on the Mono-Alphabetic Subsitution Cipher in Adhoc Networks

A. K. Verma, Mayank Dave and R. C. Joshi

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2007.134.137

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 3, Issue 3

Pages 134-137


With exponential growth of networked system and application such as e-Commerce, the demand for effective Internet security is increasing. Cryptology is the science and study of systems for secret communication. In consists of two complementary fields of study: cryptography and cryptanalysis. This study presents a cryptanalysis method based on Genetic Algorithm and Tabu Search to break a Mono-Alphabetic Substitution Cipher in Adhoc networks. We have also compared and analyzed the performance of these algorithms in automated attacks on Mono-alphabetic Substitution Cipher. The use of Tabu search is largely an unexplored area in the field of Cryptanalysis. A generalized version of these algorithms can be used for attacking other ciphers as well.


© 2007 A. K. Verma, Mayank Dave and R. C. Joshi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.