Via offers $5,000 reward to break its StrongBox

Taiwanese microprocessor vendor Via Technologies Inc. is offering a $5,000 prize to the hacker who can break its StrongBox security application during a hacking contest at the Hack in the Box Security Conference being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this week.

Announced yesterday, StrongBox uses a combination of hardware-based SHA-1 and 256-bit AES encryption to create a secure virtual drive of up to 40GB on a computer. The application is designed for computers based on Via's C7 and C7-M processors that have the company's PadLock Security Engine.

The hacking contest will require hackers to break into a StrongBox virtual drive on a C7-M-based notebook computer. The winner will be the first hacker to successfully overcome the application's encryption and read a document stored inside. Via offers $5,000 reward to break its StrongBox - Computerworld

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