October 15, 2001

Woman Enigma cracker was dissed

Author: JT Smith

Reuters (via Wired News): "A British woman cracked a key component of Germany's top-secret Enigma encoding machine before World War II began, but her
supervisors dismissed her theory as too simple, according to a new book published on Monday.

British newspapers ran excerpts of the book, Action This Day, which claims that discoveries made by a female codebreaker known only as "Mrs.
BB" could have opened the secrets of the encoding machine and shortened the war."


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