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Academic Signature

An open source program for elliptic curve cryptography 
using a wxWidgets GUI  ( ecc digital signatures, ecc encryption and timestamps)


     We are living in a time where those, who spy on their own people,
     want to imprison the honest man, who revealed it to the people.


Academic Signature is to be used as a "Swiss Army Knife" of strong cryptography - you trigger all operations manually, nothing is done without your consent. Intelligent lay people can install it, understand it and use it. Yet it offers the strongest cryptographic protection available today (up to 1024 bit ecc, symmetric ciphers up to 4096 bit blocklength and keylength).
It is a self contained public key cryptography program, which minimizes dependency on NSA influenced products and standards. 

The necessity for such a solution becam obvious in summer 2013, when Edward Snowden thankworthily blew the whistle on NSA behavior: The NSA aggressively pushed back-doored cryptographic standards, betrayed international academic values, lied to their parliamentary control panel(under oath) and treated everyone -including US citizens- as "spying target".
It thus has been shown to be completely out of control. Unfortunately the US Administration still seems more determined to pursue its war on whistle blowers than to clean up this mess. So this deplorable state of affairs is here to stay with us and all honorable people have to cope with ongoing NSA spoofing and spying. You can be absolutely sure this will not improve under Trump.

Using strong cryptography for your data in transit can be a building block in defending your privacy and our freedom. I can only hope that democracy, openness and honesty will prevail, agencies gone nuts will be tamed and their mazed leaders will be brought to justice.

    Download Page(english)                 Download Seite(deutsch)

    Manual (english)                            ->see some screenshots         
    -> see some video tutorials(engl)    -> video tutorials (in german language)   

    Critical questions commonly asked by experts                                                       

    Specifications: The "Academic Signature Standard"   

    Paper about the NADA-Cap (negligible adversary advantage), signature, timestamp thereof. 
    Paper(in german language) on using the tool in an academic environment

     Academic Signature in the Search Engines   

     Using Academic Signature on a TAILS OS  


    Troubleshooting the build process in (k/l/X/...)-Ubuntu Artful Aardvark (17.10)
    Troubleshooting the build process in (k/l/X/...)-Ubuntu Zesty Zapus (17.04)
    Transferring ciphers as e-mail attachment
    Mitigating a Windows 8 problem


Academic Signature is my project
(Prof.Dr. Michael Anders) and has been online since 2011. 
Its design principles and my goals differ starkly from the design principles and goals adhered to in the commercial IT Security sector. 
Neither the project Academic Signature nor
my political statement on this page are affiliated with FH Wedel's newly introduced graduate program in IT Security.