Java, Secure Development and other IT related Thoughts

  • Nominate JCrypTool for the Community Choice Awards

    Another year, another try: nominate JCrypTool for the 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • Yet another XML Security Tools build

    A new XML Security Tools build (I20090315175418) is available for download: 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • (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 […]

  • Working on JCrypTool 1.0.0 Milestone 5

    Only short time after releasing milestone 4a, we are already working on milestone 5. This version will be available sometime this summer (probably around August). It will be based on Eclipse 3.5, so we keep our promise to always update to the latest Eclipse version. Planning is not completed yet; we are still looking for […]

  • JCrypTool 1.0.0 Milestone 4a released

    We released JCrypTool 1.0.0 Milestone 4a today! This is a maintenance release especially for Milestone 4, which was released a couple of weeks ago. Since Milestone 4 contained a lot of bugs and other inconsistencies we decided to release a refreshed version. As a bonus this version is based on the Eclipse spring maintenance release […]