One million american dollars to be won from Mystery Twister

Register now for the "Mystery Twister" worldwide competition online

Berlin, 12th May 2003 (ots) - Registrations are now being accepted for the Mystery Twister worldwide internet competition with over 1,000,000 US$ prize money at www.mysterytwister.com. At the same time, the planning team at Cadac GmbH and SecWare AG have announced that the starting date for Mystery Twister is now only a few weeks away.

Mario Ahlberg, the project manager responsible for Mystery Twister, says: "These days nearly everybody is talking about IT security, encryption and smart cards on the internet. Understandably, these concepts frighten many people away. Mystery Twister shows what lies behind these concepts and makes them easier to understand." He also points out: "Until now, similar competitions were mainly designed for experts and were more a sideline rather than anything else, Mystery Twister, on the other hand, is aimed at all internet users: beginners as well as experts, professionals as well as amateur surfers."

The competition consists of twelve puzzles to be solved, and seeks to make information on the history, current state of the art and news on the subject of "cryptology" entertaining. There are attractive prizes to be won at every stage of the game. In total there is 1,000,000 US$ prize money on offer. For each individual player, it costs 99 cents to take part in each stage of the game. Some of this revenue goes to a charity foundation for supporting educational measures. The final of the competition is an attempt to decode a secret text which is encrypted by a procedure from SecWare Technologies. In this way Mystery Twister brings together science, education and entertainment in a spellbinding and fascinating way.

SecWare Technologies AG is the leading manufacturer and developer of maximum security VPN gateways, ISDN encryption systems as well as designer of crypto chips, accelerator boards and key management software.

Cadac GmbH is one of the leading system houses for integration of highly available IT solutions based on open, networked computer systems using maximum high-performance security products. More information can be found at: www.mysterytwister.com.

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Contact Mystery Twister:

Soeren Heinze

Communications Director

Tel.: +49. (0)30. 246 30-509

Fax.:+49. (0)30. 246 30-246

e-Mail: s.heinze@mysterytwister.com