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April 1998 Challenge:


 
  CHALLENGE PURPOSE
Meganet Corporation has used multiple high dollar challenges in the past to demonstrate our confidence that the VME system is unbreakable. The purposes of this challenge are multiple:
  1. To show our continuing backing to our bold claims.
  2. To educate and teach VME users how to create unbreakable sessions.

Allow us to explain:

An average hacker will not try to compromise the algorithm (the VME algorithm is proven to be unbreakable) itself.  Rather, he or she will attack from a much simpler angle - the lack of proper security procedures.  For instance, if the user encrypted all his files using a 2 digit number - then a hacker does not need to break VME, he just needs to guess which 2 digits the user chose to encrypt the file. User intelligence can be compromised by trying passwords or keywords related to the user's environment, such as his phone number, SSN, wife or kids name etc.  Use of such obvious passwords constitutes poor security procedures.

Therefore, after these challenges, when we present the solutions, we also demonstrate the appropriate ways to create unbreakable sessions using proper security procedures, and how to utilize the tremendous power of VME together with the great features of VME98 to create secure encryption sessions.

 

  WHO MAY PARTICIPATE

Only registered users of VME98. If you bought VME98 not from Meganet Corporation and did not register with us, we will not accept any entry from you (Sorry, we do not wish to see illegal copies of VME98 flooding the marketplace). Also, due to export restrictions we do not have any demo or limited version of VME98 and therefore can not offer the general public to participate**. To purchase VME98 starting at $100, click HERE

** Due to high volume of requests Meganet Corporation has developed, for the public, a Decryption Edition Only in order to participate in the challenge. This version is now FREE!!! To Order this version Click Here.

  RULES & REGULATIONS

Challenge Begin: 04/01/98 12:00am Pacific Standard Time.

Challenge Ends: 04/30/98 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time.

ONLY the first to submit the answer to Meganet Corporation will qualify, and will need to prove:

  1. That he's a registered owner of VME98
  2. Proof of purchase of VME98 prior to the challenge date.
  3. Reproduce at Meganet Corporation offices the way in which the solution was achieved.
  4. Failure to perform any of the above 3 conditions will void the challenge offer.
  HOW TO PARTICIPATE
  1. Download the file apr98.vme (the file is a meaningful file, NOT binary junk)
  2. Try to break it.
  3. Got the solution ? email vme@meganet.com
  4. If you got it, we'll contact you within 24 hours.
  5. No response from us ? you got the wrong answer ! Check the Solution Page for the right solution at month's end.
  6. We'll post the file names and passwords at the end of each challenge, so you can check it yourself on your own version of VME98.

Good Luck !

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** Due to high volume of requests Meganet Corporation has developed, for the public, a Decryption Edition Only in order to participate in the challenge. This version is now FREE!!! To Order this version Click Here. 
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