Crack the code and win a Hummer H2!
The challenge is over!
And again - no winner!
Corporation offered a Hummer H2 to the first
person who can crack the
challenge was to break into a file encrypted with our proprietary
technology, Virtual Matrix Encryption.
Matrix Encryption, or VME, is a one-of-a-kind 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 September 15, 2003 12:00pm and expired 5:00pm
March 15, 2004 Pacific Standard Time.
During the term of the challenge, challengers were
provided with a zip file containing:
Vme03x32.exe - VME Decryptor application
Challenge.vme - encrypted challenge file
Readme.txt - explanation of the challenge.
were encouraged to attempt and decipher. Should a challenger
had been successful in deciphering the
VME-encrypted file, the challenger would have been awarded the prize
of Hummer H2.
1- Download the
zipped file and save to your hard disk. i.e.: C:\VME Challenge\ .
2- Unzip the file, and extract it to that same folder.
3- Run the VME03X32.exe file.
4- Open the file solution.gif
5- Using the supplied files and the solution.gif
fill out the fields in the decryptor application.
6- Make sure all the passwords are correct, the files referenced are in
that location, and the decryptor application looks like the
7- Click decrypt.
8- Go to your folder and find a new file
challenge.pdf this is the solution.
you for participating!