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That CrypTool was originally designed as an internal business application for information security training. CrypTool has since developed into an important open-source project in the field of cryptology. Over 50 volunteer developers worldwide contribute to the program.

Books focussing on the history of cryptology

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  • Friedrich L. Bauer: "Decrypted Secrets: Methods and Maxims of Cryptology", 1st edition, 1997, Springer, ISBN-13: 978-3540604181
  • Bengt Beckman: "Codebreakers: Arne Beurling and the Swedish Crypto Program During World War II", 2002, AMS, ISBN 0-8218-2889-4
    Translated from the Swedish by Kjell-Ove Widman
    Review by F.L. Bauer: http://www.ams.org/notices/200308/rev-bauer.pdf

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Time-table / time-travel through cryptography and cryptanalysis

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This overview of the various cryptographic algorithms is a chronological history of cryptology, whose origins date back to the days of antiquity and which over time has undergone steady refinement of its methods. Please note that this table is by no means complete.

The first human writing dates back more than 6000 years. Encryption has been in existence for around 3000 years.

c. 1900 BC Non standard symbols were used in old Egypt.
c. 1500 BC The Phoenicians developed an alphabet.
c. 1000 BC Non standard symbols were used in old Mesopotamia.
c. 600 BC In Palestine texts have been encrypted with the simple monoalphabetic substitution cipher Atbash.

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