http://www.informationweek.com/story/IWK20020315S0041 [While we have discussed the futility of hacker contests breaking security for prizes, a little word of advice for this one, take the Ferrari! since for the most part its worth about $130+K U.S.D. over taking the cash. :) - WK] By David M. Ewalt March 18, 2002 A couple of high-tech challenges offer big bounties for folks who can do some serious code breaking. Data security software vendor Meganet is offering a new Ferrari Modena 360 to anyone who can break its flagship Virtual Matrix Encryption. Meganet's encryption is based on a 1 million-byte algorithm. If you prefer cold cash, Bodacion Technologies promises $100,000 to any hacker savvy enough to break the encryption on its Hydra Internet servers. Bodacion Technologies' code uses chaos theory. "The chaos is derived from functions used to describe cell growth," says chief software architect Eric Uner. "Any patterns which seem to reveal themselves quickly take a left turn." - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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