Testing of Simple Substitution Cipher

In this chapter, we will focus on testing substitution cipher using various methods, which helps to generate random strings as given below −

import random, string, substitution
def main():
   for i in range(1000):
      key = substitution.getRandomKey()
      message = random_string()
      print('Test %s: String: "%s.."' % (i + 1, message[:50]))
      print("Key: " + key)
      encrypted = substitution.translateMessage(message, key, 'E')
      decrypted = substitution.translateMessage(encrypted, key, 'D')
      if decrypted != message:
         print('ERROR: Decrypted: "%s" Key: %s' % (decrypted, key))
      print('Substutition test passed!')

def random_string(size = 5000, chars = string.ascii_letters + string.digits):
   return ''.join(random.choice(chars) for _ in range(size))
if __name__ == '__main__':


You can observe the output as randomly generated strings which helps in generating random plain text messages, as shown below −


After the test is successfully completed, we can observe the output message Substitution test passed!.


Thus, you can hack a substitution cipher in the systematic manner.