Next Colossus challenge 'will make nerds sweat'

Next Colossus challenge 'will make nerds sweat'

Summary: National Museum of Computing director Tony Sale discusses work that remains to be done on the rebuilt WWII-era Colossus computer, and the next cipher challenge

TOPICS: Security

The Colossus computer was used at Bletchley Park during WWII to break high-level German codes.

Tony Sale, who was involved in rebuilding the computer from illicitly retained plans, discusses work that still needs to be done on the computer, fundraising efforts aimed at preventing Bletchley Park from disintegrating, and how the next cipher challenge 'will make nerds sweat'.

Topic: Security

Tom Espiner

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