Swiss Army Knife Vendor Offers £100,000 To Crack Its Secure Storage Device

Secure Pro biometric encrypted storage device to debut in two weeks

March 12, 2010

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London, 11th March 2010; Calling all computer whizzes, programming champions and coding kings: imagine a storage device that thinks it's a hard drive and is completely un-hackable. Don't think it is possible? Prove Victorinox wrong by breaking the code and win £100,000.

The Secure Pro is the new biometric encrypted storage device created by Victorinox, makers of the iconic Swiss Army Knife. It will be making its first European appearance on 25th March 2010 in Victorinox's flagship store in London and is just begging to be tested to its limit. The live contest, taking place over two days, will give each participant two hours to try to access the hardware, with a £100,000 prize to anyone who is successful.

US experts were unable to beat the Secure Pro when it was previewed at the global CES Show in Las Vegas, can their European peers prove more successful?

Full entry details can be found at The event is open to anyone who thinks they have the programming power to break the code!

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Your contacts for further information (media): [email protected] / [email protected] ; tel: 020 7632 2400

About Victorinox Victorinox produces and sells unique, high quality products worldwide which are of practical use in differing areas of life: Swiss Army Knives, Cutlery, Timepieces, Travel Gear, Fashion and Fragrances. The head office of the company is in Ibach, Schwyz, in the heart of Switzerland. This is where the founder of the company Karl Elsener first set up his cutler's business in 1884 and, a few years later, designed the legendary "Original Swiss Army Knife".

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