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Comment: Re:Polish researches (Score 1) 101

by clap_hands (#28055497) Attached to: No Museum Status For UK Home of Enigma Machine

A Polish patriotic myth, I'm afraid. While you're correct to say that Enigma was broken by the Polish, it was *also* broken by the British.

Enigma wasn't an egg: one broken, always broken. On the contrary, you had to find the keys every time they changed, which was at least daily. Worse, the Germans upgraded Enigma with a series of security features between 1932 and 1945 that severely complicated cryptanalysis. By mid-1940, the Polish techniques were obsolete, and so the British invented new ones.

All that's just a long way of saying that there's plenty of glory to go around.

Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in high spirits. -- Robert Louis Stevenson

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