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Kaspersky Lab partners Mensa to launch Global Think Test

Zafirah Salim | Aug. 13, 2014
Held on September 6, 2014, this global online challenge aims to hone the combination and calculation skills of participants.

Kaspersky Lab has collaborated with Mensa to launch Global Think Test - a series of online brain games, quizzes and puzzles - to hone the combination and calculation skills of participants.

To prep participants for the actual challenge on September 6, Mensa has come up with dozens of challenges, brain-teasers and IQ questions, which are all uploaded on the Global Think Test website. This will help participants flex their mental muscles and test their cognitive skills, the company said in a media statement. 

In addition, Ferrari prepared specially designed Ferrari Formula One related content in the form of games, puzzles and video tests so participants can stick with their favourite motorsports team even while honing their thinking skills.

Besides that, Ferrari also offers some fantastic prizes, including a pair of racing gloves signed by Fernando Alonso and Kimmi Raikkonen, and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix.

Sachin Tendulkar, Kaspersky Lab Brand Ambassador and former Indian cricketer, will also be presenting his own tasks and video questions. The winner of Tendulkar's personal Sudoku challenge, called Tendulko, will have the chance to win a personally autographed bat from him.

All participants of the Global Think Test challenge will receive a trial version of the new Kaspersky Internet Security, a multi-platform security solution that protects virtually any combination of PCs, Macs, and Android mobile devices.

The grand winner of this challenge - the person who gets the highest score in the shortest time - will be named the Kaspersky Global Think Test Champion, and win a cash prize of US$25,000.

"The Global Think Test is an innovative way to engage with people who are passionate about solving challenges and think in unconventional ways," said Michael Feenan, Executive Director of Mensa International. "Mensa is extremely happy to be involved with this project and hope that many of the participants will discover their potential and consider joining the Society, wherever they are in the world."

Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, added that we can avoid so many threats, including cybercriminals, by simply being alert. "If something is too good to be true, it most probably is. And in most cases there are tell-tale signs that a website is fake. If you're not distracted by other things and are trained to stay focused, you should be able to spot them," he said.


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