Warner Brothers has released a worm to promote its Hollywood hackfest film Swordfish, starring Hugh Jackman as a Kevin Mitnick style hacker alongside Halle Berry and John Travolta.
The viral marketing campaign revolves around a Flash game infested with techie throwaway words in which the user must guide a "worm" through a "computer system" to collect "nodes" and "crack" a password within 60 seconds.
Unlike the similar sequence in the film, however, the gun against the temple is not part of the experience. And players are thankfully not trying to crack RSA's 128-bit RC5 encryption scheme using little more than a Dell laptop and their own ingenuity.
Sadly, anyone who "cracks" the password doesn't get $6bn in unused government funds. But you do get entered into a prize draw for a holiday in Ibiza.
If you fancy a crack at Operation Swordfish, go here.
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