MAIL ONLINE Inside the WWII cipher machine cracked by Alan Turing: X-ray scans give a 'unique' look inside an Enigma device used by the Nazis to encrypt their messages

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Release date: 19/11/2018

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A fascinating new video gives a unique look inside the Enigma cipher machine used by the Nazis during World War Two and famously cracked by a team of code breakers led by British mathematician Alan Turing.

Scientists used state-of-the-art X-ray scans to peer inside the Enigma's metal casing, revealing the wiring and rotors that encrypted the messages sent using the machine.

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TitleInside the WWII cipher machine cracked by Alan Turing: X-ray scans give a 'unique' look inside an Enigma device used by the Nazis to encrypt their messages
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date19/11/18
DescriptionA fascinating new video gives a unique look inside the Enigma cipher machine used by the Nazis during World War Two and famously cracked by a team of code breakers led by British mathematician Alan Turing.

Scientists used state-of-the-art X-ray scans to peer inside the Enigma's metal casing, revealing the wiring and rotors that encrypted the messages sent using the machine.
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6405787/Amazing-video-gives-unique-look-inside-Enigma-cipher-machine.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
PersonsPhilip Withers