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Delusions of intelligence : enigma, ultra, and the end of secure ciphers

Author: R A Ratcliff
Publisher: New York Cambridge University Press 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1974, the British government admitted that its WWII secret intelligence organization had read Germany's ciphers on a massive scale. This book, the first comparative study of WWII SIGINT (Signals  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R A Ratcliff
ISBN: 9780521855228 0521855225
OCLC Number: 433621715
Description: XVII, 314 p. il. 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the traitor in our midst; 1. Enigma: the development and use of a new technology; 2. Early triumph: German intelligence successes; 3. Of no mutual assistance: compartmentalization and competition in German signals intelligence; 4. The work of Station X: centralizing Allied cryptology at Bletchley Park; 5. Protecting Boniface: Allied security, disguise, and dissemination of Ultra; 6. The illusion of security: the German explanations for Allied successes; 7. Determined answers: structural problems in German signal intelligence; 8. A long-standing anxiety: Allied communications security; 9. Enter the machines: the role of science and machines in the cryptologic war; Conclusion: ending the era of security.
Responsibility: R.A. Ratcliff.

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