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1918: German ADFGVX cipher first used.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

1 March 1918: German ADFGVX cipher was first used. Invented by Colonel Fritz Nebel and introduced in March 1918, the cipher was a fractionating transposition cipher which combined a modified Polybius square with a single columnar transposition.

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