Monday, November 30, 2020

JCrypTool version 1.0 released

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Version 1.0 of JCrypTool was released today, November 30th, 2020. It is intended for beginners and experts in cryptography alike. JCrypTool is available in English and German. Already bundled are over 100 plugins that cover classical and modern cryptography. View a full list of included cryptography features.



The first milestone of JCrypTool was published already in 2007 by the long-time project lead, Dominik Schadow. What happened since then?

  • Over 100 individual people dedicated their time to making JCrypTool better. Many thanks to all of you!
  • More than 5,000 code changes (commits) have been made.
  • More than 300,000 lines of code make up the code base.

In 2018, the decision was made to make all parts of JCrypTool consistent and to improve its usability. After 9 milestones (which are already used productively for teaching), we are proud to present today the result: the stable release version 1.0. We hope you will enjoy it!


PS: JCrypTool is open source and free.