Crack the code and win a brand new Ferrari 360
The challenge is over!
Corporation offered a new Ferrari 360 Challenge to the first
person who can crack the
code (get the encrypted file here).
challenge was to break into a file encrypted with our proprietary
technology, Virtual Matrix Encryption.
Matrix Encryption, or VME, is the industry's only commercially
available, unbreakable encryption engine.
Utilizing a combination of Virtual Matrices and a 1,048,576 bit symmetric key, VME is impervious to brute force
term of the challenge started March 1, 2002 12:00pm and expired 5:00pm
August 31, 2002 Pacific Standard Time.
During the term of the challenge, challengers were
provided with a
and were encouraged to attempt to decipher it. Meganet is
providing an application to help crack the challenge. Should a challenger be successful in deciphering the
VME-encrypted file, that challenger would have been awarded the prize
of Ferrari 360**.
will administer and oversee the challenge.
The solution was to be e-mailed to Meganet.
During the challenge, we have encountered
many attacks on our web server. The solution is not on our web
server neither it is anywhere on our corporate network.
During the challenge the participants who
submitted a solution received a clue. You are invited to see what they
got - click here.
the description below we will walk you through the decipherment
of the encrypted file with the correct passwords.
recreate the decryption process correctly, you will need our shareware version.
To get our shareware version please fill in the form located
Assuming that your "My Documents" folder is on
your C:\ drive,
1- Download the
encrypted file and
save as ferrari.vme in your "My Documents" folder.
2- Download the
and save as ferrari.cfg in your "My Documents"
3- Download the
and save as ferrari.txt in your "My Documents"
4- Open the VME shareware application (VME02X32.EXE), go
to "Advanced" mode, and
apply all passwords as per
5- Click "Decrypt" and find a new file in your
"My Documents" folder called: "challenge.gif"
- That's the solution.
you for participating!
If you have a valid interesting offer to challenge Meganet
** See rules and regulations
for further details.