Asked in Computers
What computer used to decode the Enigma?
The Enigma was used to decode the Enigma. The British decoders at Bletchley Park during the Second World War used brain-power to try to crack the German codes. That is, until they got their hands on an Enigma machine which the Polish had captured. ...
Asked in World War 2
Why did they use the enigma machine in world war 2?
It was a machine the Germans used to create a code they though was unbreakable. The Enigma Machine was originally used by the German High Command to transmit communications to its forces in the front line. The code breakers of Bletchley Park (UK) then cracked the code and used their machine to intercept these messages ...
What is the name of the German code used during world war 2?
You are probably thinking of the "Enigma" cipher machine. It was electro-mechanical device used to convert messages in to & out of codes. There were many different codes, and several versions of the Enigma machine. Not all German codes used the Enigma, however it is the most famous one discussed now. ...
Asked in Germany in WW2
Was the Enigma machine British?
The Enigma was the Germans' and the Ultra was the British machine. Then the British from HMS Bulldog were the first to capture the Enigma Machine from the U-110 in the North Atlantic on May 9th 1941. Then Poland helped the British to decipher the code. ...
Asked in Computer History
What was the impact of Alan Turing's enigma machine?
Turing did not work on the Enigma, it was a German machine. However he did do some work on the British Bombe machines that were used to crack the Enigma machine cipher. Later he saw Tommy Flowers' Colossus electronic computer, designed to crack the German Lorenz SZ40/42 machine cipher. This inspired him after the end of the war to begin work on programmable electronic computers. ...
Asked in Britain in WW2, Germany in WW2
What was Enigma machine used for?
The Enigma machine was a machine used to encrypt, and decrypt, messages. Although it had been commercially available from the 1920s and had been used by the governments and military of several nations, it is mainly known for being used by the Nazis in World War II. The British, through contacts in Poland, got their hands on a copy of it and were able to read a lot of German wireless communication - but it took a lot of work. Just having...
Asked in War and Military History, Germany in WW2
How the Nazis used the enigma?
The Enigma encryption device was an off-line system which meant that the operator typed in a plain text message and the machine converted that text into a scrambled text which was then sent out to a recipient. The enigma machine on that end using identical settings would have the encrypted text typed into it to receive a converted plain text message. It was a time consuming and labor intensive process. ...