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    $100,000 Prize to Anyone Who Breaks The latest Algorithm from Bodacion


    Here. Visit the link and read up people. This company is so sure of their algorithm, they are will to pay $100,000 (USD) to anyone who can crack it.


    Bodacion Challenge: $100,000 to Any One Who Cracks Our Code
    A bodacious challenge to hackers, crackers and crypto folks from Bodacion
    03-01-2002 09:21:59 AM CST -- Press Release from Bodacion
    The Article on the Contest

    The Companies Corporate Site

    The link to signup


    Have Fun
    ~Clark
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    to me it looks like a company that cannot pay professional mathematicians to do the proof.
    or the nsa is wanting to observer haxors (just again)...

    am i allowed to go the "hacker" way? ("if you cannot get in using the front-door, iīll use a back-door")

    security is not a matter of predicting numbers...
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    lol....

    Sounds about right for something that the NSA would do...
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    I followed that strory for a while, and the most interesting part there is that they got embedded os in their server with nothing but a web server and java running. Btw, dont they have open box for everyone to (try to) break in?

    >>security is not a matter of predicting numbers
    Well, it is sort of - especially in this case when they use those numbers (really not, combo of # and letters) for crypto routines. At least what I recall from thereg article...
    And you know I mean that.
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    what i meant was: if the numbers are secure, you need to find a security hole in their os or web server or what...

    yes, they might be quite good at security by making their own os and not revealing sources. but no one is perfect... if i had the time........
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    >>but no one is perfect... if i had the time........
    How about I cut you a deal - I hire you for half a year to break hydra, and if you do we'll split 100k 50:50?
    And you know I mean that.
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    half a year? and youīll only pay after i did the job, neh?
    ok, letīs go for it.... as soon as i find 6 months of free time (bad smilie because right now i still have like 22 days out of 30 from last yearīs holidays...)
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    Dont they pay you extra for not using vacation days?
    And you know I mean that.
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    Originally posted by M.Hirsch
    (bad smilie because right now i still have like 22 days out of 30 from last yearīs holidays...)
    Heck, if I only had that many vacation days! I get 10 here, and friends of mine in Europe complain about their "measly" 4 weeks! Where do you people get vacation days like that?!

    (PS Anyone know a company that's hiring COBOL/DB2/IDMS programmers, that give more than 3 wks vacation? )
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    no. i donīt want it. i want my free time! if i cannot take it till mid of this year, i will quit this company to 09/01 and be on holidays from 07/01

    (time to take your challenge then, i guess )

    [edit]
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    i think like 28 holi-days is law here. but i am not 100% on this..
    maybe look for employment in other counties, but sorry, i donīt know a company looking for programmers with your qualīs.
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    It's not law, just strong unions and tradition for big companies to be 'nice'.
    Even here small companies tend to give you a lot less free days.

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