trouble is, no one yet knows the limit of technology, it is the 'ski's the limit', so whatever any incredibly gifted imputer/designer (nerd) does, it is very soon overtaken, and broken into, by another clever nerd, and, unfortunately that will never cease, we have come a vast way, since the enigma machine, was broken by the worlds first computer, and the germans never had a clue, their unbreakable code, was hacked. That fact, is as true today, as then, only computers are somewhat smaller.Better going round the hackers house with the shovel and pointing out you don’t like what they’re doing…
that early computer, solved the problem, by the speed that it decoded enigma, once those wheels had been altered. The germans thought it was impossible to break, which in a 'worthwhile' timescale, which it was manually, the computer did that.Its a fact the Engima machines would have been useless if a Royal Navy destroyer hadn't depth charged a U Boat (U559). The U Boat surfaced damaged and surrendered. The RN commander went on board and stumbled across a copy of the enigma code book which he took back to Bletchley so they had something to get them started. The Germans weren't bright enough to realise the code book had been discovered and didn't bother changing the wheels on their coding machines for months so all of their messages were read by Bletchley.
Computers speeded up the decoding process but without the Navy action and discovery they would have had an extremely difficult if not impossibly slow job.
The enigma code was unbreakable, without that captured sub with a working machine and code books, it couldnt have been done.that early computer, solved the problem, by the speed that it decoded enigma, once those wheels had been altered. The germans thought it was impossible to break, which in a 'worthwhile' timescale, which it was manually, the computer did that.
The point being, the enigma was regarded as cutting edge technology, and unbreakable, by whatever reason, it wasn't, it was the developing technology, that outdated it.
It's sobering to think that war, produces so much new technology, as true now, as then.
for 6 mnths, then it had to be 'broken' on a daily basis, or not, and much information, when broken, was to late for effective use. It was the development of collasis, that speeded up the work of solving the code, by computing the figures nearly instantly. The enigma machine/code book, was for a 3 rota enigma, which was rendered useless, when a, the germans changed the settings, which they regularly did, and when the machine was updated to a four rota. The basic working 'method' of the machine, was known from 39, as the polish brought the design over here. You are correct, it was unbreakable, without the code book, when that changed, it was virtually unbreakable, unless someone got very lucky, in the manual system, until the computer made it possible to 'check' the random letters, by the thousands per minute.The enigma code was unbreakable, without that captured sub with a working machine and code books, it couldnt have been done.
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