How many Enigma machines are there left in the world? This is a question frequently asked at my Enigma presentations. It is impossible to answer this precisely, as nobody knows. There is no obligation on the owner of an Enigma machine to register it in any way – it’s not, after all, a transmitter – but … Continue reading How many Enigma machines are there left?
This year marks 100 years since the precursor of the Enigma machine was first patented by Arthur Scherbius. Although known best as the enciphering machine used by the Nazis during World War Two, the Enigma machine in fact pre-dates the war and was available commercially until the late 1920s, after which the German government swallowed … Continue reading War Hackers: Why Breaking Enigma is still relevant to cybersecurity today
In late February, I flew to California with my Enigma Machine to deliver presentations on ‘The Greatest Hack in History’ at the request of a number of major tech companies including FaceBook, PayPal and Dropbox. I was also invited to speak at the major tech news network CNET, who then wrote an article about my visit (which you can … Continue reading Enigma Machine visits Silicon Valley Tech Companies
Bletchley Park – war station for Britain’s codebreakers – is nearly 100 miles from where I live, so I don’t go there at the drop of a hat. However, I do go quite often, my first visit being over 20 years ago but, because of the distance, I try to combine calling in at Bletchley … Continue reading The Stolen Enigma machine