Nominate JCrypTool for the SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards

Another year, another try: nominate JCrypTool for the SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards 2009! Simply visit our home page and follow the Nominate for the 2009 Community Choice Awards on the right side. The most suitable category for JCrypTool is Best Project for Academia, but Best Project is welcome too. So there is nothing left to… Continue reading Nominate JCrypTool for the SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards

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Getting started with JCrypTool

A new version of Getting started with JCrypTool (pdf, 1.5 MB) is available for download on our home page. The intention of this presentation is to get you started with JCrypTool as a normal user and to give you some ideas and hints about how you can extend JCrypTool with your own crypto plug-ins.

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XML Signatures for widgets

The WebApps working group has published a first working draft of the Widgets 1.0: Digital Signatures recommendation. This is normally neither my working nor my research area. But this recommendation makes already use of XML Signature 1.1 and is a really cool and obvious usage scenario for XML Signatures. Since the widgets are based on… Continue reading XML Signatures for widgets

Eye on EclipseCon 2009

EclipseCon 2009 is over, and it has been great! A lot of things to learn, and even more people to meet. This was my first EclipseCon, and it couldn't have been any better! Monday started with some great tutorials: Building Commercial-Quality Eclipse Plug-ins in the morning and Advanced Eclipse Rich Client Platform in the afternoon.… Continue reading Eye on EclipseCon 2009

Yet another XML Security Tools build

A new XML Security Tools build (I20090315175418) is available for download: http://build.eclipse.org/webtools/committers. This version contains a lot of changes and several bug fixes: Signature/ Encryption is now possible over selections or XPath expressions again (there has been a nasty bug which resulted into a WRONG_DOCUMENT_ERR). All quick functionality is working, including the support for the… Continue reading Yet another XML Security Tools build

A whole bunch of new XML Security working drafts

The W3C XML Security Working Group has released eight first public working drafts last week, from updated XML Encryption 1.1 and XML Signature 1.1 specifications to even some new ones. Among others, these drafts include revisions to XML Signature and XML Encryption to support new algorithms and a new document proposing simplifications to the XML… Continue reading A whole bunch of new XML Security working drafts

New XML Security Tools build available

A new XML Security Tools version (I20090307153956) is available for download. This version contains a lot of bugfixes and enhancements: – XML Signatures view is fully sortable. – XML Encryption wizard is much easier to use and provides more user feedback (error and information messages). The keys are now stored password protected in a standard… Continue reading New XML Security Tools build available

(J)CrypTool in the news

The German magazine Datenschutz und Datensicherheit is publishing an article (in the March 2009 edition) about the most famous e-learning tool on cryptography and cryptanalysis: CrypTool. Yes, the J is missing here on purpose so far, JCrypTool still needs some time to grow and mature. The article is named CrypTool – Ein Open-Source-Projekt in der… Continue reading (J)CrypTool in the news

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