Alan Turing was the one of the most profound and inventive code-breakers (cryptologists ) who is greatly known for inventing a machine which can find almost every possibile combination of a code! Considering it was the early 1900’s, the fact that Turing could pull of such a feat is amazing!
During my last summer break, I visited the house in Hampton where he spent his final days.
Allen Turing Machine
This is Alan Turing actual machine. Nowadays, with only about 590 lines of simple code, you could easily resemble this machine in a small, 3mm memory chip!
You just had to enter what each letter of the alphabet was resembled by (for instance, an “L” could resemble the letter “P”) and the machine could decrypt a code in minutes, saving possible weeks of time!
Alan Turing shall always be remembered for helping us to win the war.