- Vladimir Gneushev won the first phase of the Challenge, as the quickest of the 11 correct solutions
- No one fully resolved the second phase of the Challenge. Iván Otero was declared the winner after correctly solving the second part
Panda Security reports that nearly 5000 people from 91 countries took part in the 2010 Panda Challenge. Organised by PandaLabs, Panda’s anti-malware laboratory, this year’s Challenge involved two separate high-tech teasers.
The winner of the first phase of the Challenge, launched on July 17, was Vladimir Gneushev, the first person to send in the correct solution. Suprisingly, only eleven participants managed to correctly resolve the problem.
The second phase of the Challenge, published on July 24, comprised of two parts. The first challenge was to find a valid license key for a program. However, no participants managed to do this and so the prize was awarded to Ivan Otero, who was the first to send in the solution to the second section of the test.
“For the second year running we’ve been amazed by the great response to the Panda Challenge, particularly given the technical difficulty involved in these tests”, says Jeremy Matthews, head of Panda’s sub-Saharan operations. “It’s incredible that, despite participants entering from all across the globe, no one found the complete correct solution to the second test”.
The winners will receive their prize of an iPad in the next few days.
More information is available in the PandaLabs blog: http://www.pandalabs.com
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