Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2013 09:14:24 +0100 From: Jean-Philippe Aumasson <jeanphilippe.aumasson@...il.com> To: crypt-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: password hashing competition? On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 9:03 AM, Steven Alexander <pdp11hacker@...il.com> wrote: > I think a competition to select a password hashing standard is a great idea. > My question is, can we motivate NIST or some other reputable body to > sponsor/support it? > Probably not NIST, neither any governmental or big transnational organization, at least in the short/medium term. Could be sponsored by one or more companies, but I'd like to keep it "neutral". The goal would be to have a de facto standard, rather than an "official standard" (think ISO etc.) that may or may not be used. A small core team of dedicated and/or experienced people could be enough, the community would do the rest (designs, analyses). I can probably convince some academic folks to join in; next week I participate to a seminar with the main people in symmetric crypto, a number of them may be interested (https://www.cryptolux.org/esc2013/ESC_2013). >> Is this a silly idea? >> >> >> JP > >
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