Rijndael (AES) Animation

Originally made in 2004 for a final project in Telecommunications Engineering, –design of a hardware AES encryptor in hardware–, we made an animation in Flash to graphically explain the operation of the cryptographic algorithm Rijndael (AES), trying to show in a simplified way an algorithm that includes a lot of complex mathematics. In 2007 an enhanced version was made for the CrypTool Project, a free e-learning software from Germany to teach cryptographic concepts. Nowadays the AES animation is used in cryptography courses at universities in more than 20 countries. View (requires Flash).