Competition offers participants a chance to decipher the code and discover the password to win Amazon gift certificates

July 7, 2009

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GLENDALE, Calif., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today announced the global launch of the Panda Challenge, a competition offering participants a chance to decipher codes of three levels of increasing difficulty to discover a hidden password inside. The competition, originally launched in Spain, initially received more than 800 entrants, yet went unresolved because no one was able to overcome all three levels of the challenge. As a result, Panda Security is launching the competition internationally to find a victor. More details on the competition can be found on the PandaLabs blog at

So, what does the Panda Challenge involve? PandaLabs gives participants three code files - each of them more difficult than the previous one - that ask for a password. Users have to dissemble the code to find the password and then can send their answer via email to: [email protected].

The first code will be available on July 7, and users will have one week to discover the password. The second code will be delivered on July 14 and the third on July 21. The winner of each level will be the first person who sends the correct answer to Panda. Each winner will receive the following prize:

Level 1: A $150 Amazon gift certificate Level 2: A $250 Amazon gift certificate Level 3: A $450 Amazon gift certificate

The first five participants to send a correct answer for each level will receive a Panda Security antivirus solution.

For more information and to register for the Challenge, go to the PandaLabs blog:

About Panda Security

Founded in 1990, Panda Security is the world's leading provider of cloud-based security solutions with products available in more than 23 languages and millions of users located in 195 countries around the world. Panda Security was the first IT security company to harness the power of cloud computing with its Collective Intelligence technology. This innovative security model can automatically analyze and classify thousands of new malware samples per day, guaranteeing corporate customers and home users the most effective protection against Internet threats with minimum impact on PC performance. Panda Security has 56 offices throughout the globe with US headquarters in California and European headquarters in Spain.

Panda Security supports Special Olympics, WWF and Invest for Children, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Policy.For more information, log on to

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