Multitool.org Forum
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
+-

Hello Lurker! Remove this ad and much more by logging in.


Crack the Victorinox code 1588

Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,417 I am geek, hear me code
Crack the Victorinox code
« on: March 15, 2010, 09:44:41 AM »
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1596122/can-crack-victorinox-code
Quote
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.

Any hackers in London that want to have a go?

Listen to our Metal Radio Show: https://www.mixcloud.com/sexto9
No Life Club Posts: 3,242
Re: Crack the Victorinox code
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2010, 10:46:59 AM »
Great publicity stunt  :tu:

I would imagine all the real hackers would be too busy taking 1p from every bank account in the world :D

Looks good  :salute:






             
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Crack the Victorinox code
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2010, 11:28:20 AM »
I'll have a go :D

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,078 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: Crack the Victorinox code
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2010, 12:47:36 PM »

I'm back!!
No Life Club Posts: 2,150 WIFE APPROVED
Re: Crack the Victorinox code
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2010, 08:59:45 PM »
If you use a hammer you can break the code,  can't you :think:     I say give it to my son he can break anything within a two hour period. :D
Full Member Posts: 106
Re: Crack the Victorinox code
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2010, 11:38:58 PM »
"Not able to be cracked in 2 hours" is a pretty low bar when it comes to data security.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,220 buh
Re: Crack the Victorinox code
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2010, 12:18:20 AM »
"Not able to be cracked in 2 hours" is a pretty low bar when it comes to data security.

i think thats the point they'd rather hold onto there £100k

I

 

Donations

Operational Funds

Help us keep the Unworkable working!
Donate with PayPal!
September Goal: $300.00
Due Date: Sep 30
Total Receipts: $103.52
PayPal Fees: $6.31
Net Balance: $97.21
Below Goal: $202.79
Site Currency: USD
32% 
September Donations

Community Links


Powered by EzPortal
SMF 2.0.17 | SMF © 2020, Simple Machines
Page created in 0.036 seconds with 33 queries.
© 2018 Defender Web & Tool