The release version of CrypTool 2.0 was released on 20th Aug 2014. We would be happy if many of you use it for teaching, self-study, education and awareness and give us feedback. (2014-08-25)
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 non-numerate students found the pictorial descriptions of how the various processes work invaluable. They speak of CrypTool helping to remove their fear of the subject. A few have even reluctantly admitted that CrypTool brought the subject to life and made it fun."
Prof. Fred Piper, Royal Holloway University
Free Cryptography Course from Stanford Professor Dan Boneh
This course explains the inner workings of cryptographic functions and how to correctly use them. The course starts till end of March 2012 and will last at least 5 weeks. Normally, students have to work through the exercises in the same week the lessons are published.