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ProtectStar™ to raise the prize money again for the FollyCrack crackers competition to a total of US$ 50,000

09-10-2008 03:50 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: ProtectStar, Inc.

ProtectStar

ProtectStar

Miami, FL, USA 10.09.2008 – ProtectStar™ Inc., the worldwide independent IT and communications security company, has announced that it will double the prize for the FollyCrack security crackers’ competition, bringing the prize value up to USD 50,000.

The FollyCrack competition – originally launched at Christmas 2007 for young mathematics and encryption geniuses – was for the first time extended to January 2008, due to high popularity. The initial starting prize of USD 5,000 was also doubled to USD 10,000 and in March 2008 to USD 20,000. Now the competition has an additional incentive in the form of another increase in prize money to USD 50,000.

The crackers competition FollyCrack will expire on January 1, 2009.
Since its launch on 07.12.2007, FollyCrack registered more than forty thousand hits on its website. Despite the high popularity – as evidenced by the number of entries – so far, the participants have not succeeded in decoding the contents of the encrypted data.

Entries are encouraged from young, talented individuals with a penchant for mathematics and encryption. FollyCrack is part of the ProtectStar™ young experts promotion campaign targeting anyone aged between sixteen and twenty-five years.

For further details and the chance to enter, please visit the following link: http://www.follycrack.com

ProtectStar™, Inc. is an independent, internationally active IT and communications security specialist based in Miami, USA; its main activities encompass IT security, IT consultations and other IT-related services.

The ProtectStar™ AWARD helped ProtectStar™ TestLab reach its international acclaim. The TestLab continuously runs intensive security tests on products from brand-name manufacturers. Known for their specialised information content, these thorough test reports make an impact at international trade fairs, road shows and in specialist magazines.

ProtectStar™ was the first IT security company to test and evaluate mobile consumer electronics devices such as PDAs, mobile phones and smartphones for security risks.
In 2005, ProtectStar™ established its Intelligent Quality Management and Marketing (IQMM) Department in London to increase its own value-added services. IQMM subjects IT security solutions currently on the market and those just launched using innovative quality and test cycles in a highly effective sense-and-respond system.

The ProtectStar™ Group has addressed social disadvantage and education shortfalls – also in IT and information security – with the ProtectStar™ Foundation NPO and Pixels4Help online aid project founded in 2006.
Established in 2007, ProtectStar™ Research works on developing efficient encryption and deletion algorithms.

Corporate Headquarter

ProtectStar, Inc.
444 Brickell Avenue
Suite 51103
Miami, FL 33131
USA
Phone: +1 888 218 4123
Fax : +1 888 218 8505

Web : www.protectstar.com
e-Mail: info@protectstar.com

European Headquarter

ProtectStar, Inc.
Daws House
33-35 Daws Lane
London NW7 4SD
UK
Phone: +44 20 8906 6651
Fax : +44 20 8906 6611

Web : www.protectstar.co.uk
e-Mail: info@protectstar.co.uk

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