CrypTool-Online (CTO) runs in a browser and provides a huge variety of encryption methods and analysis tools including many illustrated examples.
Article about solving the Double-Transposition Challenge in Cryptologia
A level X challenge in MysteryTwister C3 by Klaus Schmeh using the double-column transposition cipher withstood a long time against cryptanalysis efforts. Nevertheless, it was solved in November 2013 by George Lasry. (2014-06-25)
The 10th Beta of CrypTool 2 was released on 19th October 2013. You are cordially invited to test and give feedback. Final version of CT 2 is planned to be published in July 2014.
Third public beta of CrypTool 1.4.31
The new CrypTool 1.4.31 beta is ready. This version is now available in 6 languages German, English, Spanish, Polish, Serbian and Greek. We would appreciate if you test this beta in detail and give us feedback. The release version of CT 1.4.31 is scheduled for mid 2014. (2013-10-04)
Land der Ideen - Statements
“I really like CrypTool. Despite the extensive possibilities, it is not too complex for the user, with further simplification due to the synergies between the menus and the extensive documentation. Thanks to the defaults, it is possible to quickly get started with trying out individual modules, even if one might not fully understand the exercises in the beginning. But this piques the interest to dig deeper into the possibilities.”