Saturday, August 06, 2005

Enigma Cipher Machine

About a year ago, I first published my Enigma simulator on on Tom Perera's fantastic Enigma Museum and Frode Weierud's Cryptology Cellar. I noticed that the upload links were traveling around the world, so I decided to create the Cipher Machines and Cryptology website.

Since then, Enigma Simulator v4.0 became known in all corners of the world, and I received many nice comments on the program. That's why we wrote it, and put it on public as freeware, so that everyone can learn about that great and exciting story. I hope it inspires many to get interested in cryptology and the world of ciphers and codes, by using this sim on exactly the same way the German soldiers did.

3 comments:

Stu Savory said...

Welcome to the Blogoshere, Dirk!

I hope to get around to reviewing your Enigma Simulator sometime this month.

For new readers : Dirk also did a simulator for the M-209, there's a review of it on my site.

Stu

Matt Crypto said...

Hi Dirk!

I was wondering what you used to create the graphics for the Enigma and M-209 simulators?

Have you ever considered a Bombe simulator?

Matt

Dirk said...

Well Matt, basically I used MS Paint! Took me days! Afterwords I smoothend up things a bit with Paint Shop Pro. About the Bombe, that's another thing, much more complicated to understand, but yes, could be a future project.