Cipher Classics

The Cipher Classics tool can encipher and decipher messages with a list of classic ciphers, also called field ciphers, as they were used by many soldiers and secret agents in history. You can use the program to encipher your text in a blink of an eye, or use the pencil-and-paper methode, by following the clear instructions on how to encipher your text by hand. You will learn to use some of the most famous encryption methodes, developed by cryptologists in the past. This program is a must for anyone who is interested in the history of codes and codebreaking.

Runs on Windows™ 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/Win7/Win 8 and on MAC with CrossOver, Parallels Desktop or WINE (open source).

List of available ciphers:

  • ADFGVX Cipher
  • Caesar Shift (rotation cipher)
  • Columnar Transposition
  • Double Columnar Transposition
  • Playfair
  • Straddling Checkerboard
  • Straddling Checkerboard with Double Columnar
  • Vigenere
  • The Wheatstone Cryptograph (by Moshe Rubin)

On the bottom of this page, you can find some screenshots, taken from the program!

All feedback, suggestions or comments are most welcome by e-mail or by visiting the Guestbook.

Download Cipher Classics v3.2 (Zip 1.4MB)
Please check the readme file before installation.

Updates to Cipher Classics

Please uninstall any previous version through config screen/software and remove 'Cipher Classics"' before installing the new version!

Version 3.2 (07 Jan 13) Fixed bugs in Wheatstone and Playfair ciphers

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