[Codango: Yes, we realize this is not the type of "coding" you were looking for, and what we normally get involved in… however, encryption is a huge part of our coding and development lives, and well – we just found this very interesting!]
BBC: The machine was being sold at a flea market as a typewriter.
A 100 euros typewriter has sold for 45,000 euros (£40,000; $51,500) at auction, after it was discovered it was actually a German Wehrmacht Enigma I.
The World War Two cipher machine was bought at a flea market by a cryptography professor, who apparently recognised its true worth.
It was sold to an online bidder in Bucharest, Romania, on Tuesday.
Enigma machines were used to carry coded military communications during…