UK intelligence agency GCHQ, as part of the celebration of its centenary, has released emulators for World War II cipher machines that can be executed in the encryption app CyberChef released for educational purposes.
The Enigma machines were used by the
In 1939, just before Germany was invading Poland, the British government received an Enigma machine from Polish code breakers.
Alan Turing continued the work done by Polish code breakers developed the Bombe machine, a code-breaking device used to determine Enigma key settings.
The third machine, Typex, was designed by British experts for the Royal Air Force.
CyberChef is “a simple, intuitive web app for analyzing and decoding data without having to deal with complex tools or programming languages.”
CyberChef was published as open source on GitHub, it allows users to analyze encryption, compression and decompression, and data formats with simple drag and drop operations.
According to the GCHQ, CodeChef runs in Chrome and Firefox.
The tool could be used to manipulate different types of data, decode Base64 strings, convert data from a
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(Security Affairs –GCHQ ,CyberChef )