I have a direct question Is there any practical attacks on the AES cryptosystem (128-192-256 keys)

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    $\begingroup$ No, not that we (the public) know of. $\endgroup$
    – yyyyyyy
    Commented Apr 21, 2018 at 17:57

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There are practical side-channel attacks against implementations of AES, but there are not any practical cryptanalytic attacks against the abstract algorithm.

The best cryptanalytic attack against the complete cipher in a reasonable attack model is probably the biclique attack, which only knocks a few bits off the key. The related key attacks against AES have attack models which are unreasonable when using AES as a block cipher to preserve confidentiality, and so are less/non applicable even though the bottom line of the computational cost of the attack is more pronounced.

For more information, you might investigate the following question/answers: How is encryption broken today? While that question/answer(s) is not specific towards AES, most if not all of the information is relevant.

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you, I've read about Biclique_attack and also about the quantum attack but I didn't find any real proof!!! $\endgroup$
    – user58232
    Commented Apr 21, 2018 at 20:55

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