The Enigma Machine

Information on the Enigma Machine

The Enigma Machine:

The Enigma machine is a machine which was invented by a German and used by British codebreakers as a way of decoding German signals traffic during World War Two.

How it was decoded?

German armed forces believed their Enigma-encrypted communications were impossible to encrypt. But thousands of code breakers - based in wooden huts at Britain's Bletchley Park - had other ideas.

Inside the Enigma Machine

The Enigma machine is an electro-mechanical device that has a series of rotating 'wheels' to  scramble plaintext messages into coded messages. The machine's variable elements can be set in many billions of combinations, and each one will generate a completely different coded message.