Decoding Nazi Secret

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 8/29/11 " Decoding Nazi Secret“ by Shashidhar Gopathi Sumit Desai
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8/29/11 In 1939, Germany introduces a devastating new kind of warfare. Lightning attacks by tanks and planes that brought Europe to its knees. In order to be more successful they demanding speedy communication. So radio is crucial to the attack plans. Every day the skies are full of German radio signals. The German high command has trained thousands of wireless operators in preparation for the conquest of Europe. Their job is to be able to interpret Morse code in any conditions. But there is still the problem of how to keep the messages secret? So the German military has adopted a seemingly invincible code-making machine that is Enigma machine . It was an electrical enciphering machine which provided "better" encryptions of messages than other machines at the time because of the rotating rotors. The Enigma machine was a simple cipher machine. It had several components: a plug board, a light board, a keyboard, a set of rotors, and a reflector (half rotor). The original machine looked a lot like a typewriter. Reference: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/transcripts/2615decoding.html
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8/29/11 The Enigma This is the machine the German
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8/29/11 History of the Enigma Machine
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8/29/11 About 1918, Albert Scherbius took his idea of the "rotating rotors" in a cipher machine to the German military. They weren't interested in his ideas at that point in time and so Scherbius took his idea to a German company called Gewerkschaft Securitas. The first Enigma machine was produced in the early 1920's. The German Navy started buying Enigma machines in 1925 and they started to modify it. The German Army soon followed suit and they also modified the machine. Some of the modifications included adding or deleting some keys, the addition of the plug board and using more than three rotors. The Germans were supremely confident in the Enigma. Its basic
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course CSC 607 taught by Professor Dr.pradipp.dey during the Spring '11 term at National.

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