Launch Date   October 15 2007   Solutions Received 0 Downloads 100 Time Remaining
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Whitenoise Laboratories Inc. is a security technologies company that develops network solutions that create secure networks over the Internet. Whitenoise Dynamic Identity Verification and Authentication provides continuous authentication, inherent intrusion detection and automatic denial of network access to criminal behaviour. Our solutions are designed to prevent Identity and Intellectual Property theft in the simplest manner.

All Whitenoise Laboratories Inc. products offer FIPS-compliant AES for the encryption portion of these secure processes. Whitenoise can provide strong encryption in addition to strong continuous authentication, detection and revocation in certain contexts that require high speed, low overhead, and low cost security. Since many of the Whitenoise solutions are key-based technologies, this is the subject of this competition.

Send us a digitally signed zipped file by e-mail containing: (a) a decrypted version of the file provided to you when you registered for the competition, along with (b) a detailed and repeatable written description of how you accomplished the break, and you could win $100,000 Canadian! Please retain a copy of any submission. See the Official Rules below for details.
The Whitenoise Security Challenge (the “Competition”) begins at 12:00:01 AM PT on October 15, 2007 and ends at 11:59:59 PM PT on April 15, 2008 (the “Competition Period”).
The Competition is open to legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) and the United States, who have reached the age of majority in their respective province, territory, or state of residence, and who have Internet access prior to October 15, 2007. The following individuals are not eligible to enter or to win: officers, directors, employees and contractors of Whitenoise Laboratories Inc. (the “Sponsor”), its affiliates and licensees, and any other companies engaged in the development, production, or distribution of materials for this Competition, as well as members of the immediate families (defined as parents, siblings, children, spouse, regardless of where they live) or households (whether related or not) of such employees officers, directors, employees and contractors.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Visit (the “Competition Website”) to register for the Competition by submitting your name, age, e-mail address, mailing address, and telephone number on the on-line registration form. All fields are mandatory unless indicated as optional. You may choose to enter the Competition as part of a team in which case one member of your team (the “Team Lead”) must complete the registration, listing all members of the team. If a team is declared a winner, the prize will be awarded to the Team Lead. Limit: One entry per person, whether entering individually or as part of a team. Upon successful registration, you will be able to access and download an encrypted file (the “Competition File”) and a portion of the key stream from the unique key used to encrypt the Competition File . The Competition File will be encrypted with a single, unique Whitenoise competition key (the “Competition Key”). This Competition Key will be constructed of sub-keys of at least 240,000 bits in strength, and will generate a random key stream on the order of 1060 bytes in length.
In order to be eligible to win the Competition, you must :
  1. decrypt the Competition File in its entirety;
  2. write a detailed and repeatable step-by-step description of how you accomplished the break and decryption (“Description”);
  3. send a digitally signed e-mail containing (a) a compressed (i.e. zipped) copy of the fully decrypted Competition File, (b) the Description, and (c) your full name (as registered when you downloaded the Competition File) and a telephone number where you can be reached to
Following the close of the Competition Period, the Sponsor will review all eligible entries received. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding. In order to be eligible to win, the entrant must have submitted a successfully decrypted Competition File that is identical, bit-for-bit, to the original, as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, the Description, and contact information in a digitally signed e-mail, all as described above, and must have complied fully with these Official Rules (collectively, a “Valid Entry”). In the event that more than one Valid Entry is received, the individual whose Valid Entry was received first by the Sponsor, as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, will be deemed to be the eligible winner.

Sponsor will not be responsible for entries that are incomplete, lost, misdirected, late, garbled, or altered, which will be void. Proof of entry does not constitute proof of receipt.
There is one prize available to be won, consisting of $100,000 (the “Prize”). Prize will be awarded in Canadian dollars. The odds of winning will depend upon the skill and ability of entrants in breaking and decrypting the Competition File. Winner is solely responsible for any federal, state, provincial, income or other taxes. If no Valid Entry is received, no prize will be awarded.
The eligible winner will be contacted by telephone. Before being declared a winner, the eligible winner must return to Sponsor a completed Affidavit or Declaration of Compliance and Release of Liability form by the date indicated in the documents. The eligible entrant may also be required to provide satisfactory proof of identity and a copy of his/her Valid Entry to Sponsor. If the eligible winner cannot be reached within ten (10) business days from the first attempted notification by the Sponsor, or if the eligible winner fails to return the Affidavit or Declaration of Compliance and Release of Liability form within the deadline provided or otherwise comply with these Official Rules, he or she will forfeit the Prize. In the event that another Valid Entry was submitted to Sponsor, the entrant who submitted the next Valid Entry received by Sponsor will be contacted, and may be similarly disqualified as outlined above. Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable.
By entering the Competition, entrant releases, discharges, indemnifies and agrees to hold harmless Sponsor, its affiliates, licensees, and agents, and each of their respective directors, officers, owners, partners, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, “Releasees”) from any claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Competition or any Competition-related activity or from the acceptance of the Prize.
If this Competition or any part thereof is not capable of running or continuing to run as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, trojan horses, worms, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause(s) whatsoever beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the administration, security, or proper conduct of this Competition as contemplated by these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion and without prior notice, to terminate, modify or suspend this Competition. Sponsor may disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, who acts in violation of these Competition Rules or who attempts to or does undermine the administration, security or proper conduct of the Competition. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE COMPETITION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Without limiting the release provided in paragraph 7 above, and for greater certainty, Releasees will not be liable for:
  1. any incomplete or inaccurate information, whether caused by Competition Website users or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Competition, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of entries;
  2. the theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries or the Competition Website;
  3. any problems with, or technical malfunctions of, telephone networks or lines, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs;
  4. any failure of any e-mail to be received by or from the Sponsor for any reason, including but not limited to traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof; or
  5. damage to an entrant’s or other person’s system occasioned by participation or downloading of materials in this Competition.
By entering this Competition, all entrants consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of their personal information by Sponsor and their authorized agents for the purposes of administering the Competition and contacting potential winners. The declared winner also consents to the use and disclosure of his/her name and address (city and province), biographical information, statements, voice and likeness in any advertising and publicity Sponsor may conduct relating to this Competition or any other contest or promotional activity, in any media or format, whether now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the on the Internet, at any time or times in perpetuity, without further notice or compensation, where permitted by law. Unless you otherwise consent to receiving future communications from Sponsor, your personal information will be used solely for the purposes of administering the Competition. To stop receiving future communications from Sponsor, or if you have questions concerning the personal information collected by Sponsor or its policies, e-mail
Paragraph headings in these Competition Rules are for convenient reference only and are not to affect the interpretation of these Competition Rules. Entrants should retain a copy of any submission sent to the Sponsor. Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all respects. If a dispute arises as to the identity of any online entrant, the entrant will be deemed to be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization or person responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the e-mail address that submitted the Valid Entry. The eligible winner may be required to provide proof of being the authorized account holder, and must have registered for the Competition as described in Rule 1 above to be eligible to win. No correspondence about the Competition will be entered into except with the potential winners. The Competition is subject to all applicable federal, provincial state, local and municipal laws. All entries become the property of Sponsor and none will be returned.
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