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[20080124] Interview with Joachim Schueth: beating the Colossus code breaking machine
From Mark Weinem's posting to netbsd-announce: ``Joachim Schueth has beaten the famous Colossus computer in a code-cracking competition in November 2007. Equipped with a NetBSD-powered laptop and profound knowledge of cryptography and the Ada programming language, Schueth has won the challenge. We talked with him about the historical and technical backgrounds of the Cipher Event and the tools he has used. ''

Read the full interview on the NetBSD website!

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[20071117] Article: Amateur cryptographer beats Colossus system in code-cracking challenge... with NetBSD
From the Computerworld article: ``An amateur cryptographer and ham radio operator in Germany thrashed the reconstructed Colossus system in a code-cracking challenge that replicated the pioneering digital computer's work in helping the British to break encrypted messages during World War II, reports out of Germany and the U.K. said today.''

The article goes on to describe the actual challenge, and the software setup that the winner Joachim Schueth used, along with the hardware the winner used -- ``a notebook armed with a 1.4-GHz processor and running the NetBSD operating system''.

More information is available on Joachim Schueth's homepage.

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