Comparison Analysis of AES-256, RSA-2048 and Four Dimensional Playfair Cipher Fused with Linear Feedback Shift Register

Krishnaraj Bhat, Dindayal Mahto, Dilip Kumar Yadav


Four Dimensional (4D) Playfair cipher fused with Linear Feedback Shift Register (LFSR) has the capability of providing confidentiality to any type of data. The main aim of this research is to compare this cipher with the standard ciphers AES-256 and RSA-2048. The comparisons are done on the basis of encryption and decryption times, plain data size versus cipher data size, possible number of keys and types of data supported. It is found from the comparison analysis that the AES-256 is efficient in terms of time, memory and bandwidth consumption when compared to the other two ciphers. For AES-256, data size has to be a multiple of 16 bytes or padded values shouldn’t be a part of original data values in order to be unambiguous while the other two ciphers are always unambiguous. Also, AES-256 is weak against brute force attack when compared to other two ciphers.
Among RSA-2048 and 4D Playfair cipher fused with LFSR, latter is highly efficient in terms of time, memory and bandwidth. Therefore, applications wanting to secure all sorts of data efficiently and unambiguously irrespective of data size can use 4D Playfair cipher fused with LFSR. Keywords: Data security; Cryptography; AES; RSA; 4D Playfair cipher

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