CrypTool 2 (CT2) is an open-source program offering an innovative visual programming GUI to experiment with cryptographic procedures and to animate their cascades.
CT 2.0 released
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 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.
Land der Ideen - Statements
"Cryptography is the core technology of IT security solutions and in therefore of great practical importance and there is a need to raise awareness for crypto techniques. But cryptography is very mathematical and therefore hard to understand and to use for most people. CrypTool closes this gap. The system makes cryptography accessible for a great audience."