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Our source code repository has moved
     posted by stamer, Wed Jul 22 20:45:00 2015 - 0 replies

The project has moved it's master source code repository from CVS to git. You can clone the repository by the following line:

git clone git://

SecureSkat 2.9 released
     posted by stamer, Fri Aug 7 08:10:39 2009 - 0 replies

This is a code cleanup and bugfix release. First, some namespace issues have been solved in order to compile with newer versions of GCC and stdc++. Additionally, a bug in the rank statistic command has been fixed which was introduced in the previous version 2.8. Finally, the obsolete GnuTLS dependency has been removed.

RPM packages available
     posted by stamer, Sat May 12 10:39:36 2007 - 0 replies

Toni Graffy (PackMan team) has kindly provided RPM packages for SuSE Linux 10.0, 10.1, and openSuSE 10.2. The packages are available on and in the PackMan repository as well.

SecureSkat 2.8 released
     posted by stamer, Thu May 10 06:22:00 2007 - 0 replies

The cryptographic key generation has been improved and some obsolete functions removed. Furthermore, a massive code cleanup has been performed.

SecureSkat 2.7 released
     posted by stamer, Thu Apr 13 06:22:22 2006 - 0 replies

The focus of this release are major feature enhancements in LibTMCG which improve the performance and communication complexity of SecureSkat significantly. Unfortunately, because of this change it is not possible to establish game sessions with versions prior to 2.7. Further, key fingerprints are now showed by the command /players and Null-games are aborted immediately, if they are lost by the playing party.

Research paper on SecureSkat available
     posted by stamer, Wed Nov 23 20:16:09 2005 - 0 replies

A research paper [1] on the implementation details including a performance analysis of SecureSkat is now available. This work will be published in the post-proceedings of the Western European Workshop on Research in Cryptology (WEWoRC 2005).


SecureSkat 2.6 released
     posted by stamer, Wed Aug 17 19:08:33 2005 - 0 replies

The focus of this release are some bug fixes and minor feature enhancements. Noteworthy changes have been made regarding the following points: We use a more secure key derivation function (PBKDF1) from RFC 2898. For compatibility reasons, the former ...

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SecureSkat 2.5 released
     posted by stamer, Sun Jun 5 09:17:27 2005 - 0 replies

This is mainly a bugfix release. However, some rudimentary internationalization support (german translation only) has been added. Further, the secret key is now protected by encryption with a user supplied pass phrase.

SecureSkat 2.4 released
     posted by stamer, Sun Apr 17 21:42:02 2005 - 0 replies

The main focus of release is the separation of libTMCG [1] from this package. Some recent results about the efficiency of SecureSkat were announced at the "2. Krypto-Tag der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. - Fachgruppe KRYPTO" [2]. The slides of my
talk [3] are available.


SecureSkat 2.3 released
     posted by stamer, Thu Jan 20 19:17:32 2005 - 0 replies

This is the first release since this project has moved to Savannah, thus there are no new features. However, the shared library libTMCG is included now. It can be used to create own secure card games or similar projects like secure multiparty computation. ...

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