What was the Enigma Machine?
The Enigma Machine was used in WWII by the German's
The Enigma Machine
The Enigma Machine was used during the Second World War and it was created by Arthur Scherbius, a German engineer. It was capable of transcribing coded information; he tried to get the interest of commercial companies in secure communications.
Enigma allowed an operator to type in a message, then scramble it by using three to five notched wheels, or rotors, which showed different letters of the alphabet.
Hans Thilo Schmidt, a German spy, allowed his French spymasters to photograph stolen Enigma operating manuals.
The code changed every day making it impossible to crack for anyone.