July 15, 1928: Enigma Machine Introduced
The Enigma machine was the first electronic cipher machines, producing encrypted messages. German engineer Arthur Scherbius created this device in 1928 to turn a message into a jumble of code. Therefore, if the message got in the wrong hands, it could not be read.Of course, though time, the encryption was broken by British intelligence. However, it proved that we could put a level of security to a simple text message. Something we continue to strive for even today.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for July 15
- Microsoft releases C#
- iTunes 8.2.1 blocks Palm Pre
- Nintendo launches the “Famicon”
- “Gangnam Style” by Psy releases
- Twitter Released