About the Website
I have a broad interest in technology, science and history, with a main focus on electronics, programming and cryptology. I also have a passion for old crypto equipment and signals intelligence, both technically and historically, and in WW2 and Cold War history. The combination of all this resulted in a desire to bring to life some of the marvels of cryptology through software simulations, with an emphasis on authenticity and respect for their history.
In 2004, I decided to share my passion for cryptology and cipher machines by creating this website and the SIGINT Chatter blog. My goal is to get people interested in the intriguing world of cryptography and codebreaking, and to show how a seemingly boring subject can be a truly fascinating journey into history. I hope to inspire the reader to look beyond the well-known WW2 and Cold War stories, to discover the importance of intelligence work and how it influenced modern history. History is here to share!
The number of visitors and the kind feedback encourages me to keep this site up to date, and expand it whenever my free time allows me. I appreciate all feedback, additional information or reporting of broken links to improve this site. You can send an e-mail or write something in the guestbook.
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To the best of my knowledge, this site contains unclassified information only. All information has been obtained from publicly available sources. Whenever possible, references and links to the sources have been added. Although I do my best to present the contents of this website as correct as possible, I cannot guarantee it to be free from errors. I therefore cannot be held responsible for any damage arising from the use or misuse of the information on this website, or its suitability for any particular purpose.
This site does not contain any spyware, adware or malware and its content is checked on a regular basis with antivirus software to keep it free from harmful software. You can check all software downloads on this website with their SHA-256 Hash Check. Nonetheless, I encourage all visitors to check all downloads on this website and on other websites with antivirus software. Prudence is a good habit!