Cryptanalysis of Simple Substitution Ciphers Using Bees Algorithm


This paper describes a new application of the Bees Algorithm to the optimization to break the key for the problem of cryptanalysis a simple substitution ciphers. The algorithm, which is a swarm-based algorithm inspired by the food foraging behavior of honey bees, was also employed to select the best combination of parameters and key representation to maximize key accuracy. The paper presents the results obtained to demonstrate the strengths of the Bees Algorithm as a cryptanalysis tool.