Feb 19, 2009 Aerospace & Defense

Quantum Leap for encryption

By Paul Parkinson

The topic of data security is finding its way into mainstream media news reports these days, often due to high-profile lapses or breaches; and whilst encryption is sometimes mentioned in passing, the media reports rarely delve into the detail.

So, on Wednesday evening when I had the opportunity to attend a local history talk about the  Enigma machine
and other encryption devices, I jumped at the chance. In addition to
listening to the talk, I saw a number of working exhibits, including
two Enigmas and a Russian Fialka which was used in the Cold War.

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