"CrypTool educates PC users about the basics of cryptography in a fascinating way. It allows the exploration of various crypto mechanisms in a very illustrative way. The implementation of ancient algorithms provides an interesting walk through the history of cryptology - ending up with a comprehensive demonstration of all modern implementations."
Sascha Hanke, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH
CryptoPrograms with Online Analyzers
The website CryptoPrograms http://www.cryptoprograms.com is dedicated to create and solve classical ciphers online. New on this site are analyzers for solving classical ciphers without any knowledge of the keyword and, in many cases, the key length. Routines for solving around 40 cipher types are provided.
Release Candidate 8 available
JCrypTool 1.0.0 Release Candidate 8 is available on our download page.
The Cyber Security Challenge Germany (CSCG) is the German hacking
competition for pupils and students. There are 12 online challenges
starting on May 2nd, 2016. The juveniles have to solve different
IT-Security tasks till August.
For teachers who want to introduce their pupils into the fascinating world of cryptography the CrypTool project started the Cryptoportal for teachers (only german). On this portal teachers could exchange learning material and have a discussion about it.