Here’s some very cool news. The folks at the M4 project have cracked the first message. M4 is an attempt to break 3 original Enigma messages with the help of distributed computing. Here is a copy of the cracked message.

1930 Radio signal 1851/19/252:
” F T 1132/19 contents:
Forced to submerge during attack.
Depth charges. Last enemy position 0830h
AJ 9863, [course] 220 degrees, [speed] 8 knots. [I am] following [the enemy].
[barometer] falls 14 mb, [wind] nor-nor-east, [force] 4, visibility 10 [nautical miles].
Looks “

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[tags]Enigma, Crypto, Encryption[/tags]

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