what was it?
The enigma machine was used in world war 2 for the encryption and decryption of secret messages. It was said to be uncrackable. It wasn’t.
- in 1918, Arthur Scherbius, a German businessman, patented the Enigma machine.
- To find the daily key, Rejewski built 6 replicas of the Enigma machine and connected them.
The new machine could run through more than 17,000 indicator settings. He called this machine "the bomb"