[Cryptography] In Memorium: Alan Turing
dave at horsfall.org
Wed Jun 6 21:05:10 EDT 2018
[ Those will delicate sensibilities are advised to avert their eyes now. ]
We lost the Father of Computing, Alan Turing, on this day when he suicided
in 1954 (long story). Just imagine where computing would've been now...
Yes, there are various theories surrounding his death, such as a jealous
lover, the FBI knowing that he knew about Verona and could be compromised
as a result of his sexuality, etc. Unless they speak up (and they ain't),
we will never know.
Crypto reference? Oh, that... He improved the Bombe, which helped find
the settings for Enigma, which, y'know, shortened the war by a bit.
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU) "Those who don't understand security will suffer."
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