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My first Enigma machine: Mattel once sold a Barbie typewriter with built-in crypto capabilities

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9 January 2017, 7:38 pm
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Slovenia's Maheno corporation manufactured a series of Barbie-branded and white label typewriters for kids, with a hidden feature that allowed their owners to use them to produce messages encrypted with a simple substitution cipher. (more…)