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America’s Unbroken World War 2 Cipher Machine

A "fascinating" trip to the National Cryptologic Museum inspired writer & photographer Jason Bowling to pen a piece titled America’s Unbroken World War 2 Cipher Machine that explores how SIGABA’s encryption stayed secure as Enigma fell. His Jan 6, 2020 article on Medium includes exceptional photographs taken by the author at the Museum, historical background, and plenty of additional resources and references.

Below you will find an introduction to Mr. Bowling's article. Please click on READ MORE at the end of the selection to view the remainder of the article on Medium.

Jason Bowling is a writer of technology and history, tinkerer, network guy, photographer. https://www.instagram.com/jasonbowlingoh/

The story America’s SIGABA cipher machine, which resisted the efforts of the best Axis cryptographers and provided secure communications throughout the war, is not nearly as well known as that of the German Enigma. Though it used very similar technology to the Enigma, it employed a key difference which was primarily the invention of two men, and remained unbroken during its operational lifetime. Without a doubt, it played an important role in the Allied victory in the war, and its story is a fascinating one.....READ MORE....

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