We are a Usenet company that want's to provide a value added service to our customers with a peice of software allowing them to search our newsgroups for articles containing keywords. When the software finds matches it will report them. This peice of software should only be able to connect to our server using one to three connections which will be set by the user. It needs a secure way to check against a list of authorized users each time it's fired up to search. Security is very important. I do not want the user to be able to hack our system and password list due to some security flaw in the software. If you have a better way of authorizing people we are open to suggestions. We are also open to suggestions on other useful features that could be in the software. If you have any and we like them we'll be more than happy to pay for the added features. This software needs to run on Win98/ME/2000 and XP.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done. 2) Installation package that will install the software (in ready-to-run condition) on the platform(s) specified in this bid request. 3) Complete ownership and distribution copyrights to all work purchased.