U.S.-based computer security company to host computer-hacking contest
Source: Canada.com - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks Ladies and gentlemen, start your modems. OpenHack III, a computer-hacking contest sponsored by eWeek magazine, will feature some stiff competition when it opens Monday. In one corner is Savoy, Ill.-based Argus Systems Group, maker of a computer security product called PitBull . . . Ladies and gentlemen, start your modems. OpenHack III, a computer-hacking contest sponsored by eWeek magazine, will feature some stiff competition when it opens Monday. In one corner is Savoy, Ill.-based Argus Systems Group, maker of a computer security product called PitBull that the company claims is virtually impenetrable. In the other is an army of hackers who will try to break into a PitBull-protected system and win a $50,000 US prize, supplied by Argus.

Hacking contests have been going on since the mid-1980s, but Argus has raised the stakes this time in an effort to validate a product it believes - and many experts agree - is the Fort Knox of computer security.

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