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Hackers failed to crack Hacker’s Contest of WIBU-SYSTEMS

Copy Protection WIBU-KEY

Security proved – Hackers failed to crack Hacker’s Contest of WIBU-SYSTEMS

Karlsruhe, 03-01-2002. WIBU-SYSTEMS proves the security of WIBU-KEY with
the end of the Hacker’s Contest on 31-12-2001. In spite of a lengthy
competition time of 285 days, WIBU-KEY wasn’t cracked. The reliability and
quality of copy protection in WIBU-KEY is shown by the Hacker’s Contest.
From the CeBIT 2001 show in March until December 31, 2001, no hacker was
able to succeed! The task was to determine the calculation results of a
protected function which WIBU-SYSTEMS had created and protected by
WIBU-KEY. WIBU-SYSTEMS had made this function and the contest available on
the homepage www.wibu.com.

Oliver Winzenried, CEO and founder of WIBU-SYSTEMS AG, pointed out: ”
WIBU-KEY withstood the cracking and hacking efforts of over 300
international registered subscribers. In spite of the attractive prize of
DM 10.000 ($US 4,600) it appears that there is no winner of the
competition. Certainly the WIBU-KEY lives up to all of our claims.”
WIBU-SYSTEMS has demonstrated that software can be protected to the highest
security level by WIBU-KEY. WIBU-KEY meets the needs of software companies
who wish to enforce a distribution system such as Electronic Software
Distribution (ESD) or wish to apply custom settlement of their software
using, e.g. Pay-Per-Use, or software leasing.

The problems of pirated software are still a challenge to doing business.
The industry association Business Software Alliance (BSA) announced that in
2000, software piracy rates in Germany are now up to 28 % (source:
www.bsa.de). The resulting loss increased to 650 Mio Euro.

For more information please contact WIBU-SYSTEMS at: telephone
+49-721-93172-0, via fax +49-721-93172-22 or email info@wibu.com.

Abstract:

Copy Protection WIBU-KEY

Security proved – Hackers failed to crack Hacker’s Contest of WIBU-SYSTEMS
The reliability and quality of copy protection in WIBU-KEY is shown by the
Hacker’s Contest. In spite of a lengthy competition time of 285 days,
WIBU-KEY wasn’t cracked.

From the CeBIT 2001 show in March until December 31, 2001, no hacker was
able to succeed! The task was to determine the calculation results of a
protected function which WIBU-SYSTEMS had created and protected by
WIBU-KEY. WIBU-SYSTEMS had made this function and the contest available on
the homepage www.wibu.com.
More information about WIBU-KEY is available on www.wibu.com.

WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Rueppurrer Strasse 52-54
D-76137 Karlsruhe
Tel: +49-721-93172-0
Fax: +49-721-93172-22
Email: marketing@wibu.com
Web: www.wibu.com

WIBU-SYSTEMS AG

WIBU-SYSTEMS was founded in 1989 by Oliver Winzenried and Marcellus
Buchheit. The company’s main focus is in the fields of Copy Protection,
License Management and Document Protection. The philosophy of WIBU-SYSTEMS
=93To gain the confidence of our customers and maintain this each new day” i=
s
an essential part of the daily work at the headquater in Karlsruhe as well
as in the WIBU-SYSTEMS office in Seattle, USA.

The WIBU-KEY copy protection system is firmly established in the
international market and has been for several years. In addition to the
protection of software, WIBU-KEY offers options for e.g. license
management, modular software management and Electronic Software
Distribution (ESD) to a very high level of security. WIBU-KEY SmartShelter
was launched in 2001. This allows the protection of HTML documents and also
the ability for companies to market information on e.g. a
subscription-based business model.

WIBU-SYSTEMS is EN ISO9001 certified and is a member of PCMCIA, USB
Implementers Forum as well as of SIIA and others. Distributors of
WIBU-SYSTEMS are located in Argentinia, Australia, Belgium, Canada,
Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Japan,
Jordan, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, Portual, Spain and USA.

More information about WIBU-SYSTEMS is available on www.wibu.com.

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