APS Excellence in Physics Education Award
November 2019

Education Prize Logo
Science SPORE Prize
November 2011

NSF Logo
The Open Source Physics Project is supported by NSF DUE-0442581.

Computer Program Detail Page

Item Picture
Breaking AES Encryption Model
written by Wolfgang Christian
The Breaking the AES Cipher Model encrypts a plaintext message using AES encryption and attempts to break this encryption using a plaintext attack.  The attacker (Eve) obtains both the plaintext and the cyphered text for a message between two people, Alice and Bob, and systematically encrypts the plaintext using the AES encryption function with all possible keys until the function's output matches the known cyphered text.  Eve starts with a key, feeds the key and the plaintext into the encryption function,  and checks whether the cyphered text is equal to the known value.  If so, Eve has found the correct key.  Otherwise, Eve systematically changes the key until she is successful. If the key is small or if Eve knows some of the key, the computational task may be manageable.  This model displays the computation time using both a sequential and a parallel do-loop implementation of the plaintext attack.  The model is designed to show how Java performs standard AES encryption and to test the speedup and sizeup of parallel computation using multi-core processors.

The Breaking the AES Cipher Model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the model's jar file will run the simulation if Java is installed.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.6 of Java.
1 source code document is available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
General Physics
- Computational Physics
- Upper Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Professional/Practitioners
- Researchers
- Educators
- application/java
  • Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?
Login here!

Access Rights:
Free access
This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Rights Holder:
Wolfgang Christian
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created February 18, 2012 by Wolfgang Christian
Record Updated:
June 2, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
Last Update
when Cataloged:
February 18, 2012
ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
W. Christian, Computer Program BREAKING AES ENCRYPTION MODEL, Version 1.0 (2012), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11730&DocID=2609).
W. Christian, Computer Program BREAKING AES ENCRYPTION MODEL, Version 1.0 (2012), <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11730&DocID=2609>.
APA Format
Christian, W. (2012). Breaking AES Encryption Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved July 24, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11730&DocID=2609
Chicago Format
Christian, Wolfgang. "Breaking AES Encryption Model." Version 1.0. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11730&DocID=2609 (accessed 24 July 2024).
MLA Format
Christian, Wolfgang. Breaking AES Encryption Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2012. Java 1.6. 24 July 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11730&DocID=2609>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "Wolfgang Christian", Title = {Breaking AES Encryption Model}, Month = {February}, Year = {2012} }
Refer Export Format

%A Wolfgang Christian %T Breaking AES Encryption Model %D February 18, 2012 %U https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11730&DocID=2609 %O 1.0 %O application/java

EndNote Export Format

%0 Computer Program %A Christian, Wolfgang %D February 18, 2012 %T Breaking AES Encryption Model %7 1.0 %8 February 18, 2012 %U https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11730&DocID=2609

Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

This resource is stored in a shared folder.

You must login to access shared folders.

Breaking AES Encryption Model:

Is Based On Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool

The Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool is needed to explore the computational model used in the Breaking AES Encryption Model.

relation by Wolfgang Christian

Know of another related resource? Login to relate this resource to it.
Save to my folders



Related Materials

Similar Materials

OSP Projects:
Open Source Physics - EJS Modeling
Physlet Physics
Physlet Quantum Physics
STP Book