Thursday, July 19, 2007

Enigma Machine for Sale!

There is an eBay auction for an authentic Enigma machine! I got pretty excited with this because my current job designation is "InfoSec Specialist" and one of the things that gets me off these days is cryptography. For the uninitiated, the Enigma machine was used by the German army during World War II to send encrypted messages to their people in the field -- very much like how we encrypt our email messages using PGP/GPG.

The piece is supposed to be in "museum condition" (whatever that means) but the current bid price as of this writing ($13,100) is too much for my battered wallet.

I'm sure people who are fascinated with old tech will quickly snap this baby up.

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