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Title:
What We Know About Cipher Device “Schlüsselgerät SG-41” so Far
Author:
Carola Dahlke: Deutsches Museum, Germany
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Year:
2018
Conference:
Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Historical Cryptology HistoCrypt 2018
Issue:
149
Article no.:
020
Pages:
109-111
No. of pages:
3
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2018-06-13
ISBN:
978-91-7685-252-1
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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Almost everyone knows the Enigma. But the cipher device “Schlüsselgerät 41”? Never heard of it. This German cipher machine is much rarer than its famous predecessor. Only around 1500 units were manufactured towards the end of the Second World War. And information is even scarcer. Up to now, the Deutsches Museum has only been able to collect broken devices. Recent contacts to collectors reveal that functional Schlüsselgeräte 41 still exist. They could help to solve the secret of the encryption algorithm. This contribution aims to present our current state of research.

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Historical Cryptology HistoCrypt 2018

Author:
Carola Dahlke
Title:
What We Know About Cipher Device “Schlüsselgerät SG-41” so Far
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Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Historical Cryptology HistoCrypt 2018

Author:
Carola Dahlke
Title:
What We Know About Cipher Device “Schlüsselgerät SG-41” so Far
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