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Honour for Colossus code-cracker

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, Jan 28, 2008.

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    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    An amateur cryptographer who beat the British World War II computer Colossus in a code-cracking challenge has been honoured for his skills.

    Joachim Schueth solved a German cipher in just 46 seconds, more than three hours quicker than the 60 year old PC.

    He received a prize from the National Museum of Computing, which included a valve from the Colossus machine.

    Mr Schueth deciphered the code using a laptop and a program he wrote specifically for the challenge.

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