VICTORINOX, a Swiss maker of devices for getting stones out of horses' feet, has announced that it will pay £100,000 to anyone that can crack its new biometric USB storage tool.The firm announced the competition today, saying, "Calling all computer whizzes, programming champions and coding kings: imagine a storage device that thinks it's a hard drive and is completely un-hackable. Don't think it is possible? Prove Victorinox wrong by breaking the code and win £100,000."Anyone that wants to take part will have a two-hour session with the device, which offers a couple of its famous multi-function tools along with the memory thumbstick.The event will happen later this month, 25 and 26 March, at the firm's flagship store in London.Throwing down its gauntlet, careful with the knife, Victorinox added, "US experts were unable to beat the Secure Pro when it was previewed at the global CES Show in Las Vegas, can their European peers prove more successful?"Comdex ran for a full four days, as did the contest. Forty-five people had a go and none of them managed it. Mind you, two hours is a long time to spend at any vendors exhibition stand, whether there is money involved or not.Full entry details are available online(http://www.playthefuture.co.uk/). We will not be charging any successful players a finders fee, but we do wish them the best of luck.
I'll have a go
"Not able to be cracked in 2 hours" is a pretty low bar when it comes to data security.