A Comparative Analysis of SM1, SM4, and AES: Security, Vulnerability, and Performance Evaluation

Introduction In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, selecting the right encryption algorithm is crucial for safeguarding sensitive information. Three prominent contenders in the encryption arena are SM1, SM4, and AES (Advanced Encryption Standard). This article aims to provide a comprehensive comparison of these encryption algorithms based on their security, vulnerability, and performance characteristics. What is SM1 SM1 refers to the first encryption algorithm in a series of cryptographic algorithms specified by the Chinese State Cryptography Administration (SCA).