Yer actual Enigma Machine. Yrs truly touched and keyed and played. Gaspworthy.
11 May 2009 19:12

Yer actual Enigma Machine. Yrs truly touched and keyed and played. Gaspworthy. 



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posted by Michael Short 12 May 2009 14:13

The last person to decipher a German message is most likely catching-up with the person who sent the original Smilie

posted by Sharon Gustafsson 12 May 2009 13:29

I wonder who was the last person to decipher an actual German message on the machine, I bet they are interesting to talk to.

posted by Anders Gulden Olstad 12 May 2009 00:54

UNIX command crypt(1) is based on the Enigma cipher.

crypt(1) is a simple command to encrypt or decrypt data. Usually this is used as a filter and it has traditionally been implemented using an algorithm based on the Enigma machine. It is considered to be far too cryptographically weak to provide any security against brute force attacks by modern, commodity personal computers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crypt_(Unix)

Feind Hört Mit!

posted by Lorraine Smith 12 May 2009 00:09

Wow! You come across such interesting things!

posted by Ben Moore 11 May 2009 22:49

The Enigma machine was German. One was captured by the Allies and used to decode German signals. I do realise what it helped do. So think before you get all ?!?!? on me.

posted by Toby Durkin 11 May 2009 21:51

Ben Moore You do realise what the enigma machine enabled us to do don't you?!?!?! Also this was technology from over 60 years ago! Smilie

posted by Toby Durkin 11 May 2009 21:50

Ben Moore You do realise what the enigma machine enabled us to do don't you?!?!?! Also this was technology from over

posted by Ben Moore 11 May 2009 21:27

British engineering? I'm hoping that was a joke!

posted by John Iley 11 May 2009 21:22

Very cool and a true piece of British engineering at its best!

posted by Tracey N 11 May 2009 20:56

Stephen Fry History at your finger tips!
Amazing!

xTx

posted by Steve Cattell 11 May 2009 19:49

Stephen Fry was that the one that Bon Jovi stole from the Germans?

posted by Helen Duncan 11 May 2009 19:33

My father used to make the coding wheels for this at Hanslope Park during the war, but was just told it was 'a special sort of teletype machine'

posted by Ellie King 11 May 2009 19:19

Wow coooool!

posted by Richard Johnson 11 May 2009 19:17

Looks like the 'H' is missing,.... must 'ave played 'avoc wit te Germans! lol

posted by Ellie King 11 May 2009 19:15

Wow coooool!


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