The new challenge will be posted at 9:00 am (PST) on January 18th.
The previous best exhaustive search time for a DES key was considered to be 56 hours. The prize structure for this challenge is as follows:
|Time for solution||Prize|
|Less than or equal to 24 hours||$10,000|
|Greater than 24 hours but less than or equal to 48 hours||$5,000|
|Greater than 48 hours but less than or equal to 56 hours||$1,000|
There is no prize for times greater than 56 hours.
The pseudo-contests provided as part of the original RSA Data Security Secret Key Challenge can also be used in this contest for software testing purposes.