Article: Amateur cryptographer beats Colossus system in code-cracking challenge... with NetBSD
``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.
[Tags: colossus, cryptography, security]