enigma

machine

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.

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facts

  • 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"


by phillip davey