Journal of Craptology

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What is it?

The Journal of Craptology is an electronic journal on cryptologic issues. Papers accepted for publication in the Journal of Craptology relate to cryptology and fall into one or several of the following categories.
1. It is funny.
2. It is controversial.
3. It is crap.

Submission Guidelines

Send either of us an email containing your document, preferably in PostScript, PDF, HTML, or LaTeX.

Editorial Board

Tom Berson (editor-in-cheek)
Lars R. Knudsen
Peter Landrock
Keith Martin
Kevin McCurley
Bart Preneel
Vincent Rijmen
Matt Robshaw


Volume 0, No. 0 , December 1998

Editors' Note
Author Title
John Gordon Terms used in the disciplines of cryptography, IT security and Risk analysis (in postscript)
Lars R. Knudsen and Fauzan Mirza Deletion Cryptanalysis (in postscript)
Keef M. Martin and Vincent Rijndael The first official crypto-world rankings (in postscript)

Volume 0, No. 1 , April 1999

Editors' Note
Author Title
Boris Kazak A Drunken Family (html)
John Black Strengthening Cryptosystems by Re-Keying (postscript)
David Beynon Practical Key Recovery (html)
Moni Naor, Yael Naor, Omer Reingold Applied Kid Cryptography or How To Convince Your Children You Are Not Cheating (postscript)

Volume 1, No. 0 , December 2000

Editors' Note
Author Title
Jussi Leiwo The PGB Cryptosystem (postscript)
Steven D Galbraith On the efficiency of elliptic curves arising in French literature (html)
Lars R Knudsen New directions in cryptography (volume II) (postscript)


"A seminal journal in its field", Moti Yung.
"If I wanted to know anything about Craptology, this is the place I would turn to first", Chris Mitchell.

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