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Human Error and Forced Flaws

Photo Credit: “Chiffriermaschine ‘Enigma’ ” by Walther licensed by Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons The Enigma Machine was practically impregnable if all of its information was kept secret and all its operators worked without human error. With billions and billions … Continue reading Continue reading

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Espionage is the Key

One of the main reasons the Allied code breakers were able to crack the German Enigma cipher was espionage. Both stealing code books and obtaining documents from Schmidt gave the Allies the edge they needed to crack the Enigma machine … Continue reading Continue reading

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