[Cryptography] Imitation Game: Can Enigma/Tunney be Fixed?

Tom Mitchell mitch at niftyegg.com
Thu Jan 8 23:01:54 EST 2015

On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 3:48 PM, Ryan Carboni <ryacko at gmail.com> wrote:

> the lightest Enigma was 12 kg.... the heaviest Enigma was 50 kg
> it's telling when the only unbreakable cipher machine during the second
> world war weighed fifty tons.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIGSALY

A physical machine is so last century.

All the improvements to Enigma can be done in software (modeled).
Portable and battery powered machines are way easy to obtain
and that includes booting a laptop from a USB stick for a
limited well controlled environment.

The ultimate problem is to find a way to make the use of encryption
easy, ubiquitous and reliable.     Companies like Sony would have done
well to use a crypto system even if it was as weak as Enigma was.

  T o m    M i t c h e l l
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