Hackers fail to break into Vias StrongBox. $5,000 prize was at stake
Hackers at a security conference here failed to break into Via Technologies Inc.'s StrongBox security application during a competition, Via officials said today, but the company gathered some valuable feedback from participants.
The Taiwanese microprocessor vendor offered a $5,000 prize to any hacker who could break into StrongBox, a secure virtual hard drive of up to 40GB designed to protect data from computer intruders. Announced on Tuesday, the application uses a combination of hardware-based SHA-1 and 256-bit AES encryption Hackers fail to break into Via's StrongBox - Computerworld
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