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Richard Lander students take on cipher challenge

BRITAIN has always been at the forefront of code-breaking and cipher since the Second World War.

At that time many secret German messages – created by the Enigma machine – were broken and plots intercepted when British operatives were able to decrypt many of the messages.

Richard Lander School  cipher team – Jordan Curnow,15, David Dixon, 14, and Will Dash, 14.

 Richard Lander School cipher team – Jordan Curnow,15, David Dixon, 14, and Will Dash, 14.

Until this day thousands of cipher messages are created worldwide each year and are still considered very useful in military operations.

Ciphers are usually based on patterns that can be unlocked with a type of ‘key’ and when you know the ‘key’ or pattern the cypher becomes easier and quicker to solve. Read full story