This exceptionally complete example of the Enigma M1070 machine was used to secure German naval communications in the Second World War. (GCHQ)
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Historic gadgets used by British spies will be revealed for the first time later this week, as one of the country's intelligence agencies steps out the shadows to mark its centenary -- and to educate people about the risks of cyberattacks. The Government Communications Headquarters will hold an unprecedented exhibition at London's Science Museum, taking visitors through 100 years of secret conversations and eavesdropping.The standout exhibit at this new exhibition is the 5-UCO machine developed in 1943 to send decrypted German messages to officers in the field.It then showcases infamous encoding devices, such as the Enigma machine, and the ingenious methods that the team at Bletchley Park -- the wartime home of Britain's top code-breakers -- used to crack the code.
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