Creating an Uncrackable Code

July 17th, 2013

Enigma machine used during World War II
Enigma machine used during World War II

During World War II, the Nazis transmitted thousands of messages a day enciphered by a machine called Enigma. The Enigma code, they believed, was unbreakable.

Then, visionary mathematician Alan Turing and a team of British cryptographers cracked the code.

Today, MIT Professor Seth Lloyd has proposed a quantum enigma machine — constructed using the principles of quantum mechanics — that is uncrackable.

Read the full article at New Scientist.



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This Enigma machine was used on the Russian front during World War II. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)