Jump to content



Photo

The Enigma Machine & Its flaw

enigma war code

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Detection

Detection

    Detecting stuff...

  • 8,369 posts
  • Joined: 30-October 10
  • Location: UK
  • OS: 7 SP1 x64

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:16

Just watched these videos, really interesting and explained in a way that you can understand

Funny I always thought the Enigma machine was a huge room sized machine, turns out that was the machine we used to break the code







#2 rfirth

rfirth

    Software Engineer

  • 4,132 posts
  • Joined: 11-September 09
  • Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • OS: Windows 8
  • Phone: Nokia Lumia 620

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:28

Funny I always thought the Enigma machine was a huge room sized machine, turns out that was the machine we used to break the code


If it was room sized, it wouldn't have been very useful... needs to be used on the battlefield.

#3 OP Detection

Detection

    Detecting stuff...

  • 8,369 posts
  • Joined: 30-October 10
  • Location: UK
  • OS: 7 SP1 x64

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:30

If it was room sized, it wouldn't have been very useful... needs to be close to the battlefield.


Yea good point lol, never really thought much about it until now

Clever machine and really simple design really, the flaw is funny though