MysteryTwister C3 (MTC3) is an international Crypto Cipher Contest offering a broad variety of challenges, a moderated forum and an ongoing hall-of-fame.
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've been using CrypTool for years in internships for IT-Security at the University of Klagenfurt and Distance Learning Computer Science at the University of Applied Science Trier. CrypTool is used here among the students with enthusiasm because in many cases it awakes the play instincts in the up-and-coming computer scientists (e.g. through manual decryption of ciphertexts or number games.) If only learning were always such fun, then it would be much easier for us students!"