Poachers turn over Microsoft Gatekeeper security test

Thursday, 12 May 2005, 9:04 AM EST

Microsoft last week pulled the plug on an online security competition after it emerged that system flaws enabled entrants to manipulate their scores.

The Gatekeeper Test was an entertaining test of wits for security pros: A series of progressively trickier multiple choice questions. Security experts from 20 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa were to compete with their compatriots, with a Tablet PC awarded to the the best in each country. The overall winner was to get a VIP trip to Microsoft's TechEd conference in Amsterdam this July. There were even league tables so you could compete with your mates. So what could possibly go wrong?

By John Leyden at The Register.

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