Casio Computer offers 1,000,000 Yen encryption challenge
Vladimir Z. Nuri
vznuri at netcom.com
Thu Oct 1 03:51:19 PDT 1998
From: William Knowles <erehwon at kizmiaz.dis.org>
Subject: Casio Computer offers 1,000,000 Yen encryption challenge
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 1998 15:35:45 -0700 (PDT)
To: cryptography at c2.net
TOKYO, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. announces
development of the MDSR (Multi-Dimensional Space Rotation) encryption
system for Internet and Intranet data.
MDSR is a new encryption system designed to meet the need for
high-level digital data security, which has been generated with
the growth of the Internet and Intranets.
The encryption system used by MDSR is based on Multi-Dimensional
Space Rotation (MDSR) and Time-Dependent Multi-Dimensional Space
Rotation (MDSR-TD). The main features of this encryption system
are: the larger the space dimension the more difficult it is to
break the code, no special hardware requirements for encryption
or decryption, and the ability to narrowly regulate hierarchy
and decryption privileges. The result is an encryption system
that provides versatile private data management, confidential
mail security, and security for data sent to multiple
destinations. Since MDSR also enhances security for data on
an Internet server, it is also suitable for use by system
administrators and Internet Service Providers.
The contest that is detailed on the CASIO Home Page starts
from September 24, with a cash prize for the person who
successfully breaks a message encoded with MDSR. CASIO plans
to use MDSR in future CASIO data communication products.
Term: September 26, 1998 to November 26, 1998 (JST)
Encrypted Text: Visit the CASIO Website for details.
[WK Note: 1,000,000 Yen is worth $7344.84 U.S.D.]
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