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Learn how secret messages are created using an early encryption machine





The CIA, in partnership with West German intelligence, secretly owned a Swiss company, Crypto AG, that sold rigged encryption devices to more than 120 countries, including Iran, Libya and Argentina as well as NATO allies Spain, Italy, Greece and Turkey.

The decades-long arrangement was among the most closely guarded secrets of the Cold War. Read the story at: http://wapo.st/crypto.

In this video, Marc Simons, co-founder of cryptomuseum.com, explains how secret messages were created using the Hagelin CX-52.

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